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'File 10/3 III Qatar Oil Concession' [‎60r] (133/470)

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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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1-OLITI C a L AOOTCT,
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Dated the ZZrd January 1934,
From
.Lt,-Colonel !.H.P.Dick son, C.I. , I. a. ,
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. , Kuwait;
To
The Hon * ble tlie 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 F«%r»i*\n Gulf,
B u f\ h j r e .
v.,a tar and .lassa Oil Concession and /vUvvait
Neutral ^one.
Sir ,
?lth refsi-^nce to Jor&isr- (office latter f-io t
13 7290/487/25, dated the 7th December 1933 to the India
Office, with unciosiires, whidi were forwarded under your
Frint^d Confidential Letter I.o, 1999-.., dated the 50
December 19S55, I have the honour to report the substance
of a private and inforxaal conversation which I had with
His ixcellency the Shaikh on 17 th January last, whioh I
think may be found of sow interest.
2 # During my whole talk the Shaikh was remarkably
communicative, probably because of the fact that the trying
Hamadhan fast was to arid the next day. In any case he
spoite iaore freely on Oil matters tjiar. he had done for many
month s.
3 # I started the f ball rolling * by enquiring if ha
had ever heard of one Mr .Abdul ohanl ^ Ad lab i of Manchester
(not Ydlibi as mentioned in foreign Office letter referred
to above). The Ghaikh irnmettl a tely replied that, he knew
all about the person. He was a well known Syrian who had
adopted European ways of living.

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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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