'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [15r] (44/730)
The record is made up of 1 volume (361 folios). It was created in 11 Sep 1925-23 Feb 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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Secretary of State for Colonies, London.
Ho. 21. tt-
Dated- 80th OctolDer 1925.
Manager, Anglo-Persian Oil Company, Muhanmerah,
desires next February to send geological party across Musandam
massif from Muscat territory into that of Trucial Chiefs for
the purpose of making cursory and superficial examination in
order to correlate geology of South Side of Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. with
known conditions on Persian side.
Party also to make short trips inland on
Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. , to visit four or five islands and to march
across Qatar peninsula once.
He mentions that similar reconnaissances were
made in Bahrain and ^uwait before the war "by his Company; also
that Eastern and General Syndicate were allowed to visit oil
show in Kuwait.
He urges that so much permission may be granted
before question of Exploration License is considered.
He thinks that object of visit can even be
camouflaged as geologist will be accompanied by naturalist-
I am decidedly of opinion that no Trucial Chief^
at present will consider any grant of license; also that most j
of them will refuse permission to walk inland.
Examination of islands can easily be made; also
possibly a march along the coast and even across Qatar.
Manager knows that negotiations for lease in
Qat a r must not be initiated.
If H.M's. Government accept the view that these
journeys can be made without reference to the Chiefs for
license, I will endeavour to arrange, for the journey across m
Musandam at once. It will be best to leave the later parts o:
the tour to be settled by the geologist himself assisted by th<
Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Agent after his arrival at a Trucial town.
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The volume contains correspondence between 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. at Bahrain and 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. at Bushire, the Shaikh of Qatar and the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) representatives, including Haji 'Abdullah Williamson, the Colonial Office and the Secretary of State for Colonies in London, regarding geologic surveys of Qatar and Trucial States, the concession of an exploration license in 1926 and its renewal with an agreement between the ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, Sheikh of Qatar, and APOC, in 1932 (folios 57-59).
The volume also contains notes of meetings and correspondence regarding the early stages of the negotiations for the oil concession in Qatar, and the 1933 draft oil concessions (folios 120-125 and 248-268), with comments.
There are documents in Arabic, mainly letters to and from the Sheikh of Qatar. Some of the documents in the volume are marked as confidential.
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- 1 volume (361 folios)
The documents in the volume are mostly arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the volume, (folios 331-345). The file notes are arranged chronologically and refer to documents within the file; they give a brief description of the correspondence with reference numbers in red crayon, which refer back to that correspondence in the volume.
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The foliation is written in pencil, circled, and can be found in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.
The numbering commences at the first folio with 1, 1A, 1B, 1C and 1D; then 2-47; 48 and 48A; 49-97; 98, 98A, 98B and 98C; 99-283; 284 and 284A; 285-308; 309 and 309A; 310-313; 314 and 314A; 315-337; 338 and 338A and terminates with 349, which is the last number given to the final folio of the volume.
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