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'File 10/3 III Qatar Oil Concession' [‎22r] (56/470)

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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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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. ,
P.Z. 154/3-1. Whitehall, S.W.I.
91 h J anu ary 1934,
My dear McClaughrj-',
Many thanks for your letter of 5th January,
No •S .32797/D.O. I. abont air facilities in Q.at'ar. We have
sent a copy of it to the Government of India and to
Bushire and vvill 'bear in mind what you say when it comes
to detailed negotiations with any oil concessionaire.
^• ^■ rie question of extending our liabilities in
respect oi protection against external aggression to which
(you refer in paragraph 3 is of course rather a large one,
and I gu no u tninii tnat at the moment there is any question
# ^-i-ticiiig tne iiiiyoi canc issue oj. policy which it involves.
But we note that in any case even if His Majesty's Government
were to lavour -at some time in the future the giving of a
guarantee against external aggression in Qatar it would
not necessitate the provision of landing grounds additional
to th ose me ntioned in paragraph 2 of your letter.
3. w'e will "bear in mind the point in paragraph 5 of
your letter with regard to wireless telegraphy.
4./
ing C ommander Ttf.A.McClaughry,
B.S.O.,M.C. ? D.F.C.^
Air Ministry,
Adastral House.

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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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