'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [47r] (108/730)
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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angi I opers.
COMMUNICATIONS TO be addressed to the company
A badan R efinery,
P ersian gulf
codes used PERSONAL 6C COITFIB^FTIAL.
BENTLEY'S AND -
IN YOUR REPLY PLEASE
23rd Auerust 1932,
My dear Colonel Fowle,
I had intended to write you by the last sea mail
regarding a small mission we are undertaking down the Gulf
but owing to a sudden change of plans to suit H.E. the Sheikh
of Koweit's convenience, I omitted to do so as I had to leave
on Saturday, the mail day, at dawn for Koweit by air. Please
accept my apologies.
Some y ear s ago we exchanged correspondence with the
Sheikh of Qa^tar by T \hiich we were granted an exclusive exploration
license within his territories, ye are anxious to confirm and
exTend"l:hat license as we may shortly be turning our attention
One of our Staff Mr. A.F. (Haji) Williamson, whom
you probably know, is a personal friend of H.E. the Sheikh of
Qatar and frequently calls in to see him when touring the Gulf
in connection with our distribution activities.
Mr. Williamson is now on one of these tours down the
Gulf in company with Mr. My lies, a senior Official of the Company,
and 1 have asked them to call in at Doha to approach and, if
possible, come to an understanding with H.E. the Sheikh in the
I shall, of course, advise you at once if there are
any further developments.
P.S. I am taking the opportunity
of Chisholm f s visit to ask him
to deliver this letter to you.
Lieut-Col. T.C.W.Fowle, C.B.E.,
Iple 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 the 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. ,
B u s h i r e.
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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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