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'File 10/3 III Qatar Oil Concession' [‎184r] (394/470)

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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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Saudi A,raMao It appears to sir John Blmon that If HI©
o aovemment pere to refrain fro® aegis ting the
l&xlted f alfio Government la tti^ii* present ©ngixlry
th^lr attesitlon to those tQ ^:ts ? the? tftiit©d States
might mil obtain mle^eaaing information on the eub^sct either
from tha Turkish Government or from King Xbix Baud, or might
imagine tlut the isituatloa In this part of Arabia I b eoaplet©^
fluid and mdefinedU In this event It might Bell happen
that the aircraft which the California vrahian standard oil
Company ar© employing for their survey of the mm oil
eoneeBsloJi might embark on mtmBiT® survey operations in the
hinterland of Qatar, pose 11)ly penetrating even as far as the
coast to the eouth-eact of C ;atar ? without its being realised
'by the lilted states Govemrsr.t or the Company that in doing
bo they uere going hejrond t Hi® Majesty's Government regard
as the limit of Hm ^aud 1 © dominions| and this aerial
reconnaiusance might e^eiljr he followed ^ experimental
operation© on the part of the company in the area weet of the
191? lJUi©o It ie 'by no means certain that His
Government sould "be infornsed of ©uch operations' in time to
forestall them®
?o If on the other hand Hie FA3eety , e Oovemaent eommmiicate
to the United states Government forth^ith p thromgh t^e United
States T.aba©s^ in \ngora fc the Anglo-Turlcish convention of 1914^
which contains a precise definition of the frontier In this
area^ the United State© Ooveminent will have no excuse for
not mmiag the company of the vic#^ held "by Hi© M^Jeety'a
Governmenti and fine© there le no reason to believe that the;?
desire another dispute vv 1 th Pie ^a^esty*© Goves^iaent. in thi®

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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' [‎184r] (394/470), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/412, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 16 October 2019]

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