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'File 10/3 III Qatar Oil Concession' [‎134r] (289/470)

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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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On the IXth ierch 1934 (at 10,00 hours) tne Political
iiSSicicJit ce H g^ on ohaikii itbcimlBii bin Qs-siis s.1 liisjii,Ruler
of Qatar . Ttie ShaiKii received tiie 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 his
Qasr in the town. There were present 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. ,
Banram, (Lieut-Colonel Loch),Shaikh Hamad bin 'Abdullah and
Salih bin Eani f * aelore collee was ordered the Political
Resident opened tne discussion by asicing the Suaiith if he had
talked the matter over with tne persons present.
Shaixh * fes: but Salih wcis not present as he acconipanied you.
Resident . In short we talkeu about tne oil concession,and 1 have
been authorized by His Majesty's Government to inform
you tnat they would not agree to the concession being
given to a Company which is not partly British.
Shaikh . It is unjust lor me that I should be prevented Irom
doing what 1 think is best in my interest, in Kuwait
the concession is unaer discussion (here he meant that
the Shaikh of Kuwait has the option to decide what ne
thought best) and m Bahrain where the Government have
influence the concession has been given to a loreign
Company. I do not think that the Government would do
injustice m my case.
Resident . (Produced Article V of tne treaty). According to this
you cannot give the concession to any Company without
the consent of the Government.
*
Shaikh . 1 have not yet given any concession,but,il at the
expiry oi* tne period allowed to the Anglo-Persian Oil
Company,! do not come to an understanding with them,
I will give a Prospecting License to any Company who
come forward to me and if alter the ,ro spec ting License
is over 1 come to an agreement with them 1 will submit
/the
•Note. It is clear that Shaikh 'Abdullah and his advisers have
been carefully and cleverly tutored.

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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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