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'File 10/3 III Qatar Oil Concession' [‎9r] (30/470)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (223 folios). It was created in 27 Jan 1934-24 Mar 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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not prepared to promise more than diplomatic assistance shoula
he he attacked hy Ihn Baud. Nothing of much consequence as
earing on general relations with H.M.G. had occurred in Qatar
between then and 1932, when, alter unsuccessful negotiations
with the oheikh for aerodrome facilities, which had broken
down because of our refusal to give him the formal guarantee
^ of protection in all circumstances which he was anxious to
secure, we had narked out a Landing ground by dropping bags of
chalk from the air near Dohah and haa warned him that if
aircraft using it were molested he would be called to account,
but that if he treated them well he would be rewarded, in
the same year the A.P.O.C. had, with our knowledge and
permission, entered into airect negotiations with the Sheikh
for the purpose of securing an oil concession which, however,
if obtained, would have to be transferred to the Iraq
Petroleum Company, in accordance with the Group Agreement
between that Company and the A.P.O.G. Negotiations were still
proceeding, but the sheikh had adopted an evasive attitude
towards the British political authorities in the Gulf in
respect of them. The latest information from the Company
was to the effect that he had been anxious to secure their
concurrence in the exercise by him of jurisaiction in any
disputes which might arise between his subjects and their
employees; that he had asked them to undertake to supply him
with arms for the defence of their works (a request which
strictly speaking was hardly consistent with Article 3 of
his Treaty of 1916); and that he had indicated, in connection
with the arbitration provisions to be included in the
concession under negotiation, that he was apprehensive of 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. ; was -anxious that some international body
such as the permanent court of International justice at The
Hague shoula be referred to, but disliked the suggestion that
the/

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The volume contains 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. in Bushire, the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. in Bahrain and the Secretary of State for India, on the Qatar oil concession, on the Southern boundary of Qatar and on the role of Ibn Saud in the negotiation.

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There is an index at the end of the volume ( folios 211-216).

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1 volume (223 folios)
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The papers in this file are arranged in chronological order. There is an index at the end of the volume, on folios 211-216. 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 is on top right-hand corner, starting on the first page of writing and finishing on the back cover. The numbering is in pencil, enclosed by a circle and starts with 1, then 115, 116A, 116B, 116C, then carries on until 221, which is the last number given. There is a second pagination on the top right corner, uncircled, starting on folio 22 (numbered 21) to folio 100 (numbered 99) and then from folio 116a (numbered 113) until folio 210 (numbered 207).

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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