'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [219r] (462/730)
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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The Hor^ble 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,
m. We have the honour to refer to our letter No.
It * ' 72 - D/7 of 4th October 1933, in which we stated that Mr.
aji .T. Chisholm would resume our discussions with H«E. the
Shaikh of Qatar in Dohah shortly after 12th October.
We beg.to state that Mr. Chisholm arrived in
Dohah on 15th October, returning to Bahrein on 30th October.
When in Dohah discussions proceeded with the Shaikh, and
we have advanced considerably from the position as reported
in our letter Mo. 72 - D/7 of 2nd August 1933 to you. It
was not, however, possible to reach a final conclusion, as
certain points arose v/hich had to be referred to our London
Principals for examination and decision, and it was therefore
agreed with the Shaikh to refer these points by telegram
to our London Principals and to convey their reply to him
as soon as possible, with a view to early conclusion of
these discussions. The Stoaikh extended every courtesy and
consideration to our representative, and appears desirous
of concluding an agreement with us at an early date.
It has now been decided that Mr. Chisholm must
visit London for discussion of the remaining points out
standing between the Shaikh and ourselves, leaving Basrah
hy Imperial Airways on 9th November. We are sending our
Mirza Juma to Qatar to inform the Shaikh that our resumption
0 f discussions with him will therefore be slightly delayed,
but that we look forward to their resumption, and hope for
a successful conclusion, at an early date.
We have the honour to be.
Your obedient servants.
For ANGLO-PERSIAN OIL CO., LTD.,
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general manager .
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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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