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'File 10/3 III Qatar Oil Concession' [‎68r] (151/470)

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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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general terms, at the extremeIj difficult situation which
is likely to arise for the Sheikh in the event of his
failing to take our advice on this question. Sir Samuel
Hoare, would however deprecate any suggestion to the Sheikh
that I on Baud is behind the Standard Oil Company or would
desire to see the Q,atar concession granted to them, or the
use of the argument that the grant of a concession to the
Standard Oil of California would lead to the absorption of
the Sheikh' s t err it or,/ by Ibn Baud and the disappearance
of the Sheikh as an independent ruler.
(d) that the Resident should be authorised to promise
the Sheikh, in the event of his granting the concession to
the Anglo Persian Oil Company (Iraq Petroleum Company) the
grant of the full protection against aggression by land for
which he asked in 1952. Sir Samuel Hoare would leave the
method of approaching the Sheikh on this point to the
Resident. It may we11 be that, as Colonel Powle suggests
in paragraph 4 of his telegram of E6th January, the better
tactics would be to lead the Sheikn himseli to raise one
question of protection and then, in order to enhance the
value of the undertaking proposed to be given, '' to ctssume
suitable hesitation and reply that the matter must be
referred to His Majesty's Government".
(e) Sir Samuel Hoare entirely agrees with the
Government of India's view as expressed in their telegram
over foreign subjects should oe mane an iiiuispensoDo-e
pre-condition of our consent to the grant of any concessions
by the Sheikh under Article 5 of his Treaty. But, in tiu?
light of their views and those of Colonel Powle, ne would
be prepared if necessary to await a later stage in 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)

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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