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'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [‎105r] (234/730)

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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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the Colonies, London,
QATAR OIL .
You are aAtliorised to convey to Shaikh formal
approval of His Majesty's Government of his agreement with
Anglo-Persian Oil Company. At the same time you should
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remind Shaildi that under Article of Treaty of Movem*ber
1916 he has undertaken not to grant concession to anyone
without the consent of His Majesty's Government, and you
should tell him that he should obtain advice in future from
local political fit authotities before entering into any such
agreement a*
Reference paragraph 2 of your despatch. It is
not considered necessary formally to draw the Shaikh's
attention to Articles 7, 8 and 9 of treaty.
Understand from Hearn, of Anglo-Persian Oil Company,
that Sampson is now waiting at Aba dan while you obtain
instructions as to his proceeding to Qatar# Sampson is
seconded from the Iraq Pfetroleum Company at present to the
Anglo-Persian Oil Company. He is being sent to negotiate
for an Oil Concession for the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, but
under tt group agreement 11 of Iraq Petroleum Company Anglo-
Persian Oil Company are bound to assign concession when
obtained to the Iraq Petroleum Company and are in fact now
acting as agents of Iraq Petroleum Company, Unless you have
any other reasons for withholding permission. His Majesty's
Government agree to Sampson going lit once to Qatar for this
purpose. Matter has been discussed here with (Hearn ?)
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From H.M's. Secretary of State for
To 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. , Bushire.
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Dated 86th (received 27th ) May 1933.

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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.

Extent and format
1 volume (361 folios)
Arrangement

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.

Physical characteristics

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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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