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'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [‎247r] (518/730)

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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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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. ,
reply please
My dear Fowle
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16th Deer. 1933.
Very many thankvS for^uiil' las L me^sa^e through T lurst
of Basrah.
I duly met Chisholm in Basrah on the 13th instant
and found him to be completely eouipped to conclude the nresent
negotiations with the Shaikh of Qatar. I accordingly enclose
a copy of the draft concession which has received the blessing
of our Principals and has, I understand, the unqualified approval
of H.M.G. Will you kindly acknowledge its safe receipt.
Chisholm will also hand a further cony to Loch as he
masses through Bahrein. In both conies all figures relating
to money are omitted, as these are negotiating points and still
remain, of course, to be agreed.
Chisholm left by Air accompanied by Arnold on the
morning of the 14th and should therefore arrive in Qatar to-day
or to-morrow.
I will keep you in the closest possible touch with the
Progress of this affair.
As regards Kuw ait our arrangements are nearing com
pletion and" we shaTT^b^prepared to re-commence our negotiations
in this locality a,s soon as Qatar affairs have been satisfacto
rily (I hope) settled.
I shall, of course, inform you in detail what our new
arrangements in regard to tackling Kuwait are to be prior to
any movement taking place. At the moment, apart from verbal
conversations with Chisholm, I have received no official com-
nmnications in this respect.
Yours sincerely,
Col. T.C.W. Fowle, C.B.S.,
Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. ,

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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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