'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [34r] (82/730)
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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At KhasalD, whither they took a son of the Residenny
Agent, they spent three days and climed in various directions.
The ♦'Khuzistan" then proceeded direct to Muscat,
where the geologists spent ten days "before they coimnenced
touring in the Sultan's district of Batineh, accompanied by
Captain Eccles, who was deputed "by His Highness 1 Government
to take care of them.
4. Before addressing the Government of India in
accordance with the instructions contained in the Colonial
Office telegram, I decided to visit the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. and
C^atar myself in order to discuss matters personally with
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. Agent and to see for myself the attitude of
Shaikh Abdallah "bin Jasim of Qatar.
5. I "beg now to submit the following observations
Yrucial Coast .
6. It is impossible for any European to land and
start on a journey of exploration in any 4jf the Chief ships
without the previous consent and support of this Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. .
Probably the only non -official Europeans who have slept a
night ashore on this coast in the last century are Medical
American Missionaries and commercial or shipping Agents who
have been recommended to 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. Agent. Mone of such
persons can at present obtain permission to live on the
7. 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. can obtain the Shaikh's consent to
Geologists making excursions —- say of 30 or 40 miles —-
into the interior H in order to correlate the geology on the
"southern side of the Gulf with the known facts as to the
geological conditions on the Persian side H , but there is no
likelihood at present of any of the six chiefs issuing to
any one an Exploration License in connection with a concess-
-ion to bore for oil.
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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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