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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎132r] (278/520)

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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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p.Z. 8329/33.
29th December 1933.
Confiden tial.-,
Dear Mr.Hearn,
The revised draft of the concession which the
Anglo -Persian Oil Canpany are anxious to secure in respect
of the State of Q.atar which was communicated to us at our
meeting with you and Mr.Fraser on the 11th December has now
been examined by the Departments concerned. As you will
see from what follows there are certain points on which we
are not yet in a position to let you know in detail the
views of His Majesty's Government. But we are anxious to
facilitate and expedite so far as possible the course of
your negotiations with the Sheikh of Q^atar and we hope that,
even if further discussion is necessary between the Canpany
and the representatives of His Majesty's Government on certain
points, the information contained in this letter will giv /'e
you a general idea of the position, and will enaole you uo
give the necessary instructions without delay to Mr.CnishoLu.
2. Procedure. We should like in the first place to
make certain suggestions as regards procedure. You will
remember that in the course of the discussion on 14tn December
the attention of the Company was drawn to His Lajesty s
Government's desire to safeguard certain matters such as air,
wireless and telegraphic arrangements, the relation^ of t^e
Conpany with the Sheikh and the local representatives
His Majesty's Government etc., and the suggestion made
your side that it would be preferable that matters such as
these should not be included in the actual agreement ^...een
the Canpany and the Sheikh and that they might equally
sat isf act orily/
• c ^earn, Esq. ,
4 ^lo-Persi an Oil Company,
Britannic House,
Pinsbury Circus, E.C.2

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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.

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

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1 volume (252 folios)

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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎132r] (278/520), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/411, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 17 October 2019]

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