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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎135r] (284/520)

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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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consideration of points of some difficulty on which it will
ce necessary to consult the Government of India and 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. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. before His Majesty's
Government can reach a final decision. Partly for this
reason, and partly because in the short time at our disposal
it has been impossible to be certain that we have exhausted
the various aspects of the matters in question, we propose
at this stage to indicate them only in general outline. We
will in due course, and I hope before very long, let you
have a statement in greater detail and possibly in a form
suitable for inclusion in an agreement of the nature which
we suggest, and we shall, of course, be ready to discuss
matters further if on receipt of that statement the position
seems to you obscure in any respect or there are any points
you wish to raise.
6. We are anxious in the first place to secure an
understanding that any sites which Kis kajesty s aOv ^mme
may select for aeroplane or seaplane bases in ^atar
future (at the moment there is merely an informal
arrangement in regard to a particular landing ground
Dohah) shall be secure from interference. As w^s
mentioned in our discussion on 14th December an undertaking
of this nature has been given by the American mteresto
which are operating the Bahrein oil concession
understanding would equally apply "t 0 hare ours
perhaps improbable event of His Majesty s government
at a later stage for any reason to develop a haroour
-i _ _ 4. n rover the question
Qatar, and it would be necessary also to
of wireless and telegraphic c onmunioat ions.
.•,1 Tpramter. we have emphasised
7. Secondly, as you will rerr.emo
in the discussions which we have had on the question
this/

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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)
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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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