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'File 10/3 III Qatar Oil Concession' [‎72r] (159/470)

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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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might plecy H.ivi.in a w69.k6r positjion "to sbcutg "their
desiderata in that event. It is unnecessary to develop
the^local political difficulties likely to arise in the
case of Qatar itself should any concession he locally
exploited save by British personnel, or he under non-
British c ontrol. In these circumstances the course
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, suggested in paragraph 5 of 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. 1 s
..telegram T.19 seems the right one to adopt. The wording
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\y 4 to he used hy Colonel Powle in his discussion with the
Sheikh might he that "H.M.G., having regard to their
special treaty relations with the sheikh, would not he
prepared to agree to the grant of a concession hy him of
any kind in respect of Qatar to a company which was not
at least partly British".
2. Ihn 3aud and the Qatar concession .
This raises an important question of policy . The
■Resident and the Government of India have drawn attention
to the possibility that Ton 3aud may endeavour to support
the efforts of the Standard Oil Company to secure the
Qatar concession with a view to himself "absorbing" Qatar;
and to the risks involved in any attempt by Ibn Saud to
grant "protection" in the hinterland to any oil
coneessionnaire in Qatar. Reference is invited to
1%? Colonel Fowls's telegram No. 98 of 29th January as regards
the reports of Ibn Saud f s attitude on these points. They
appear, however, to be largely derived from local rumours
the basis for which is to some degree uncertain. Be that
as it may, Ibn Saud, by Article 6 of the Treaty of Jedda
of 1927, has undertaken to respect the special treaty
relations of H.Ivi.G. with the Sheikh of Qatar, my attempt
on his part to "absorb" the Qatar Sheikhdom would be
wholly inconsistent with the provisions of the Treaty in
question/

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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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