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'File 10/3 III Qatar Oil Concession' [‎36r] (85/470)

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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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to th^ Company attachcd). oubjoct to thoir accGptancG
and to a saticfaotory solution ot the probXGms raised
by i^rticle , the meeting agreed that the revised draft
concession which had been submitted by the A.P.O.C. was
generally suitable,
/N.B. It may be recorded that a point raised for
the first time in connection with the draft Agreement which
gave rise to considerable discussion was that of the
definition of the Sheikh's dominions in Article 2 (c).
The Southern and Western frontier of Qatar is at present
somewhat indeterminate. At the same time it is important
that there should be no risk of Ibn Saud being given an
opportunity to call in question the line established by
the unratified --nglo Turkish Convention of 29th July, 1913,
i.e. a line running from the coast just cast of Uqair due
South to parallel 20 North, on the Eastern boundary of
Ncjd, If a map is attached to, or a definition included
in, the concession, it will bo necessary either to include
in or to omit from Qatar as shown on the map or in the
definition the territory between the various frontiers of
'iatar as described in the Political Besident f s despatch
No. 41 of 24th June, 1933, to the Colonial Office, (P.Z. 4642 /33)
and the 1913 Anglo Turkish line, and this would inevitably
lead to friction and controversy, particularly in view of
the fact that the Standard Oil Company of California are
now operating on the Hasa Coast, It was agreed therefore
that it would be better to omit the map from the concession
and to leave the definition as vague as possible, at any rate
penaing the further report on the whole question which is
awaited from 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. . The
position could be frankly explained to the A.P,0• G_*/

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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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