'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [25r] (64/730)
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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B.O. No. 474-S .
The Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. ,
J^ushire, 15th December 1925.
dated t ^
Please refer to my XuO- letter No
19th October 1925.
A reply has been received today from the Colonial
Office (a) as regards c^atar and (b) as regards the Trucial
With regard to (a), the Secretary of State says
there no longer appears any prima facie reason for discouraging
oil development in Qatar territory, but before the proposed
visit of geologists takes place it will be necessary to
irmitting arrange for Art. VII of the Treaty with the Shaikh to be
|ects to brought into at least partial operation.
With regard to (b), the Secretary of State is doubt-
-ful how far it is necessary or desirable to consult or inform
petty rulers concerned and he leaves it to me to decide in
direct consultation with the Government of India.
In any ^mmsm coimaunication which I may make to the
Shaikh of Qatar or the Trucial Chiefs no attempt is to be made
to disguise the true object of the mission.
If the Company still desire to carry out their
proposals I will arrange for a visit to Qatar by myself tzm at
Horner in the near future.
| A. T. Wilson, K.C.I.K., etc..
Meeera. The Anglo-Persian Oil Coy-, Ltd.,
Muhamine r ah
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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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