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'File 10/3 III Qatar Oil Concession' [‎106r] (228/470)

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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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("Received under 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. ^ranted Letter No
P.Z.914/^4).
Copy.
Ko." 1 ^ ^8^/81/91, foreign Office,
S.W.I.
^th "^e'bniar^ r , 1934,
IraYned iat e »
#
Sir,
With reference to j^our letter ^o^^.Z.62^/34 of the
1st February on +he BmhJ ect of the "oolicy to be pursued in
regard + o + he Hhaikhdom of O^atar, I am directed by Secretary
Sir John Simon to s^ete that, subject to the views of the
other departments concerned, and in particular to the opinion
awaited from the Air Council as to the possibility of
adequately fulfilling an undertaking to afford full protec
tion against aggression by land, be concurs generally in the
instructions "which Secretary 31 r Samuel .^oare proposes to
send to the Politi cal Resident in the Persian Chil J ; «
2. I a j n# however, to offer the following observations on
subsidiary points.
3. Sir John Simon observes that i + is proposed to inform
the Si-aikh of Q.atar that His Majesty ? s Government would not
be n re pared + o a.^ree to the grant 0^* a concesr ion of any
kind in resnect o^ Qatar to a company which is not a+ least
nartly ^ritishc Since ere api)ears to be no que s + ion of
any bu -1 " an oil concession at the present time. Sir John
Simon su^ests, for the consideration of Sir Samuel ^oare
thtit, in order to avoid unn^cesaarily indisposing r he Shaikh,
it mi^t be wiser to limit the proposed statement ^o
concessions in regard to oil.
nder Secretary of State, ~ 0/
Indi a Of f ic e.

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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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