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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎111r] (236/520)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (252 folios). It was created in 1916-1934. It was written in English and Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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He thought that it
was essential that
the main lines of
the agreement with
H.M.G. should be
communicated to
the Company in the
very near future,
in order to avoid
any suggestion
that the Company
had been allowed
to proceed with
the commercial
agreement with the
Sheikh on false
pretences: also
that if any
difficulty were to
\ experienced in
getting the Sheikh
Jo agree to our
terms it would be
important to devise
some means of
avoiding the
impression that
pressure was being
brought to bear
upon him in the
Interests of the
A.P.O.C.
questions inv
need careful
therefore be
A .P.O.C. what
be. But so
could bd comir
delay, and
that whatever
finally laid
application,
their difficu
the Sheikh or
Mr. Se
judge, the I
stated by Mr,
to the procec
Mr. Ls
Office fully
Mr. Rendel h£
great imports
to be laid dc
be well to gj
idea of the r
which Kis Ma;
to require wlr
our conments
generally,
they should 1
concluded on:
if such an a^
only and con-i
discussed,
the A.P .O.C.
with the She:
8.
He thought that it
was essential that
the main lines of
the agreement with
H.M.G. should be
communicated to
the Company in the
very near future,
in order to avoid
any suggestion
that the Company
had been allowed
to proceed with
the commercial
agreement with the
Sheikh on false
pretences: also
that if any
difficulty were to
^ experienced in
getting the Sheikh
to agree to our
terms it would be
important to devise
some means of
avoiding the
impression that
pressure was being
brought to bear
upon him in the
interests of the
A.P.O.C.
questions involved were difficult and would
need careful consideration, and it might
therefore be impossible at once to inform the
A.F.O.C. what precisely the conditions would
be. But so long as their general outline
could be communicated to the Company without
delay, and the Company given to understand
that whatever detailed conditions were
finally laid down would be of universal
application, it ought considerably to reduce
their difficulties in negotiating either with
the Sheikh or with the I.P.C.
Mr. Seal said that, so far as he could
judge, the Admiralty on the understandings
stated by Mr.Rendel, were unlikely to object
to the procedure suggested
:. t . Laithv/aite said that the Indi
Office fully agreed with the proviso to which
Mr. Rendel had referred, to which they attached
great importance. As regards the conditions
to be laid down, he thought thao it v*ould
be well to give the Company a fairly clear
idea of the nature of the safeguards, etc.,
which His Majesty 's Government would oe lively
to require when we infomed them next week of
our comments on the revised draft agreement
generally. It was obviously essential that
they should have this information before they
concluded any agreement with the bheikh, even
if such an agreement covered conmercial points
only and contained the proviso which had been
discussed. It would not be overlooked that
the A.P.O.C. could not conclude any agreement
with the Sheikh without the approval 01 the
I.P.C./

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Content

The papers in this volume date mostly from 1933-1934. The volume contains copies of correspondence between the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. at Bahrain and the Secretary of State for India in London about oil concession in Qatar and the negotiations between the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) and the Sheikh of Qatar.

The volume includes:

There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 243-247).

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1 volume (252 folios)
Arrangement

The items in the volume are arranged in chronological order from earliest to latest with earlier documents attached to the file. There is an index at the end of the volume, on folios 243-247. The index is arranged chronologically and refers to documents within the volume; it gives brief description of the correspondence with a reference number, which refers back to that correspondence in the volume.

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The foliation starts on the first page of writing on the top right-hand corner and finishes on the back cover, on folio 252. Numbers are in pencil, circled. There is a second foliation in blue crayon first and then in black pencil on the top centre and then on the top right corner, uncircled, starting on folio 1 (numbered 1) to folio 26 (numbered 26) , then folio 27 (numbered 26a) to folio 47 (numbered 26v), folio 48 (numbered 27) ending on folio 242 (numbered 220).

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