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'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [‎193r] (410/730)

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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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EXTRACT from the Mecca H Umm-al-Qu^a f, Ho # 457 of 15/9/33,
Wireless Message sent from Riyadh specially to ft Umm-al-Qura ,,
newspaper on 24th Jumfid-al-Ula (September 14th) regarding
the visit of EUH. the Amir of Qatar to RiySdh.
H,H. the Aiaftr 'Abdullah ibn QSsem ibn Thtni, the
Amir of Qatar came to Riyfidh in order to visit H.M. the King and
to congratulate H.R»H. the Amtv Ba'tld on the occasion of the
announcement of his succession to the throne.
H.H. the .4mlr of Qatar and his family have entirely
friendly relations with II. . the King and al a'Qd, and was given
a splendid reception at al Ahsa and HiySdh, He came from Qatar
to al Ahsa by camel and from al Ahsa to Hiyfidh by motor car# He
trrived at Riy&dh^accompanied by his sons and some of his brothers
his suite and his servants, on Monday morning (Sept. 11th) and was
received by H .M* the King at the door of H .M. 1 s palace. H.H.
and his party took lunch and dinner ?/ith H .M. the King and on the
second day were entertained by H.H. Amir Muhammad, brother of H .M.
the Kingj on the third day by H.R.H. Amir Muhammad, son of His
Majesty and on Friday by H.R.H, Amir Khfilid, son of H .M.
H.H. the Amir of Qatar will leave Riyfidh tomorrow
Friday night and will be seen off by H.M. the King who will go in
©crapany with H.H. as far as the wells near ad~Dahnll.
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^uiD-s f "H 4,^

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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)

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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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