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'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [‎107r] (238/730)

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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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My dear Fowle,
I thank you for the receipt of your letter D .C .535 -S
dated the 23rd May and confirm my telegram to you in this
connection dated the 25th May.
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Sampson is expected in Abadan. at the end of this week
whereupon I shall discuss with him the draft Concession as
forwarded to me by London and thereafter telegraph London such
amendments as I consider necessary should be made in order to
give us a negotiating margin. I shall at the same time recmest
London to submit this amended draft, if approved by them, to
H.M.G. direct, and to telegraph their approval to the submission
of this to you also .
I am most grateful for your authority to send Williamson
to Qatar to pave the way with the Shaikh and I shall at once
telegraph you and Political Bahrein when he proceeds for this
purpose. The letter from you which Williamson will carry with
him, and which he will obtain from 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 Bahrein,
appears to me most suitable in every respect and will, J am sure
materially assist ;i Hi am son in his task.
I still await authority from you to despatch Sampson,
who will of course not proceed to Kuwait until such authority is
given, and after Williamson has sounded rt the all clear ff .
I have carefully noted your wishes in regard to copies
of future communications on this subject and will take action
accordingly.
Yours sincerely,
Lieut-Col. T.C.W.Fowle, C.B.E. ,
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. , C T Z_
Bushire.
-opy to j- itie 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. ,
Bahrein.

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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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