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'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [‎225r] (474/730)

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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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fcac-pssy-u OIL COMPANY, LIMITED,
london, glasgow
and mohammerah.
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS:
"anglopers."
CODES USED:
bentley's and
mcneill's code.
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ALL COMMUNICATIONS TO IfeE ADDRfesSED TO THE COMPANY I a ^
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NO.
G ONFIDKKTIAL
72 - D/7
ABADAN,
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DATED
My dear Fowle,
Many tha nks for
November from Bahrein, which
by Chauncey. I arn afraid my
date crossed yours.

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your te le of the {18j?h
was passed on to me today
telegram to you of the same
nad I known that you were going t/o he in
bahrein until the 25th November, i would ha/e sent you
copies to Bahrein of my D/O letter No.72 of the
7th November, v-rtiich I wrote you as a covering letter to
our official letter of the same date. Conies of both
letters are now enclosed, although i presume you have
already seen the copy of the official le tter,"" which was
handed 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. at -bahrein by our Mirza tJuma,
The latter has now returned to Abadan with a
message from the Shaikh to the effect that he understands
the reason for the present delay, and that he will be
pleased to resume negotiations on, or about the 14th
December.
I expect that Chisholm will return from London
by Imperial Airways, arriving Basrah on November 30th. I
should be most grateful, therefore, if you could kindly let
me have a reply to the points raised in my D/O letter of
7th November in time to put Chisholm 1 au fait' with your
views before he leaves for ^atar, probably by Airways
leaving basrah on December 7th.
, m7
1 am sending this, with enclosures, to you
at Bahrein by air mail on Thursday the 23rd November.
End.
Lt. Col. T.C.W. Fowle, C.B.E. ,
The Hon'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. ,
Camp Bahrein.
Yours sincerely,

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Content

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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