Skip to item: of 730
Information about this record Back to top
Open in Universal viewer
Open in Mirador IIIF viewer

'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [‎227r] (478/730)

This item is part of

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.

Transcription

This transcription is created automatically. It may contain errors.

Apply page layout

godosss I oq 'th.c responsibility for protscliion is on th.©
Sbai ^li and I tliink it would be undesirable for the
Coa. any to supply any arms or atetmition to the SLaikli.
The latter can always purchase arms from India or
elsewhere under a "No Ohjection"statement from me,
(2) As far as I am aware, the Treaties with
iatar and the Trucial Chiefs were apparently made only
in Arabic, As long as a very careful Arabic text is
prepared difficulties should not arise.
(s) This raises some important issues and
I will let you have a reply as soon as I can.
4. By the way, the obaikh made one curious
remark in the course of ooovorsation on the 12tht
He said "Supposing some other Oompany not the Anglo-
Persian oil Oompany finally get the conee3sion, do I
have to inform His Majesty's Government after all my
terms with the other Company are arranged, or directly
the other Oompany approaches me' 1 . 1 replied, of
course, that he should inform His Majesty's Government
directly any other Company approached him - if they
ever did. One such "other Company" likely to he
especially interested in Qatar is I imagine the group
which has got the Hasa Concession. Qatar would
doubtless round off their area conveniently. But I
have heard nothing whatever of any such movemert.
I am sanding a copy of this letter, as well
as copies of your two letters of 7th Hovemher, No.
72-D/7./

About this item

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.

Written in
English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
View the complete information for this record

Use and share this item

Share this item
Cite this item in your research

'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [‎227r] (478/730), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/626, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023609689.0x00004d> [accessed 19 February 2019]

Link to this item
Embed this item

Copy and paste the code below into your web page where you would like to embed the image.

<meta charset="utf-8"><a href="https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100023609689.0x00004d">'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [&lrm;227r] (478/730)</a>
<a href="https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100023609689.0x00004d">
	<img src="https://images.qdl.qa/iiif/images/81055/vdc_100000000193.0x000258/IOR_R_15_1_626_0495.jp2/full/!280,240/0/default.jpg" alt="" />
</a>
IIIF details

This record has a IIIF manifest available as follows. If you have a compatible viewer you can drag the icon to load it.https://www.qdl.qa/en/iiif/81055/vdc_100000000193.0x000258/manifestOpen in Universal viewerOpen in Mirador viewerMore options for embedding images

Use and reuse
Download this image