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'File 10/3 III Qatar Oil Concession' [‎160r] (344/470)

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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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No. C/ 218
Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Bahrain.
Dated tho 19th March 1934,
Shaikh 'Abdullah "bin Qasiio ath-Thani, G.IJj;.,
Ruler of Qatar.
After Compliments,
Duiing oui lecent visit to you in Qatarit was arranged
that we should return after the f Id on the 31st March 1934
equivalent to the 15th Dhul Hi J j ah 1352 to see you again
regarding the matter of which we spoice, In the meantime the
Honourable the Political Kesident, Lieut-Colonel T,C.Fowle,C.B.E
thinKB that it is possible tha,t there may be points over which
you may require further information and he has therefore evsked
me to send Saiyid ^bdur Kazzaq, who knows about this matter,
so that he may inform you about it, or if he cannot himself do
so, he will be able to have the details ready so that they may
be clear to the Honourable the Kesident when he returns to
1 hox)e that the good rain which we have had, praise God, in
Bahrain has also fallen in Qatar so that the hardships of the
people may become less. 1 hope that you are in good health.
Usual Ending,

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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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'File 10/3 III Qatar Oil Concession' [‎160r] (344/470), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/412, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 15 October 2019]

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