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'File 10/3 III Qatar Oil Concession' [‎10r] (32/470)

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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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the President of the Court should be specifically
nominated, on tua ground that he might be an Englishman.
There seemed now some possibility that the
a .P.O .u . might secure the concession from tne Sheikh, who
appeared to be actively interested ana it was probably,
therefore, of immediate importance to consider what steps
we snould take to tighten up our general political
relations with Qatar. The most important points were:
jurisdiction, and the oringing into force of tne dormant
aiticlas of tne Sheikh's Treaty. If, however, we were
going to- raise these'major questions we might as well
take ohe opportunity to secure the Air Ministry desiderata
in i egard to aerodromes, etc., from the Sheikh, it was,
oi course, clear tnat no action could be taken until we
n^ci consulted and had the reconinendations of the Government
of India and ohe 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. , who are both closely
c on c e rn e d wi th th e Question.
On the question of jurisdiction it would be
debirable to aim at an agreement on the lines of those in
lorce in Koweit and Bahrein, the effect of which would be
to transfer jurisdiction over foreigners in tne State to
htivi.Lr, Much difficulty might be anticipated in persuading
uiic; Sheikh, who was an obstinate and suspicious old nan
with a rather narrow outlook, to agree to any such surrender
of his rights; out, particularly ii tnere was to be any
risk of an influx of foreign employees, the point was one
of real substance,
0 ' The appointment of a political Officer in Qatar
might be of rather less urgency. It seemed unlikely to be
en inviting place for a European. No European, except for
casual travellers, had entered it; it nad no large town;
(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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