'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [99r] (222/730)
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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D.O. Ho. 5S5-S. of 1923,
Bushire, 23rd May 1933.
Please refer to oorrespondence ending with your
letter Ko. 72-D, dated 20th May 1933, regarding your pro-
-posal to send Hajl Williamson to the Shaikh of Qatar to
prepare the ground for coauuencing negotiations for an oil
2. I agree that this method of approach is the
most suitable. 1 do not consider it necessary to seek
the prior approval of H.M's. Governaent for this prelimit-
-ary step and authorise you to send Mr. tilliamson.
3. In order to emphasise the principle that the
Shaikh should not enter into any discussions without the
prior approval of the Political Hesident I think it
desirable that Mr. Williamson should carry a letter from
me to the Shaikh. 1 enclose a translation of the
communication I propose to send. It is of an informal
nature and 1 do not think it will render the Shaikh
nervous or aby of entering into negotiations later.
The original will he sent to 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. , Bahrain,
for Mr, Williamson to pick up.
I note that the draft you propose to present
to the Bhaikh later will he on the lines of that presented
at Kuwait. I think, however, that the general approval
of H.k's. Government thereto should he obtained before it
is presented. I suggest that the bast way of securing
this would be for your London Principals to submit a copy
to the appropriate Department of E.M's. Government and
that you send me one. In the meantime I shall
513 9.•, M.C., report
'**1 Manager, Anglo Persian Oil Ooy., Ltd.,
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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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