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'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [‎273r] (570/730)

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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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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA,
— D epartment,
EXPRESS LETTER
[iV. B.—This is an ORIGINAL save tele graphic
expense (Mid undue use of the wires, hut intended to he treated, on
receipt, with the same expedition as if it had been telegraphed. To
save time and formalities it is worded and signed as if it had been
so despatched*]
F rom ^ "Resident, BusM re#
if 0 India Offiee, London,
Repeated * Gerernment of India, Nev Delhi,
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. f Bnhraln.
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. t Kuwait•
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Aliening has been received from Air Officer Gorarnanding #
'Iraq Co«raand, begins:-
^I have just received the following information from a
"usually reliable man, nho has recently returned from
"riyadh,
M, Abdulla ibn Thani, ShaiMi of Q.atar, accompanied by his
"son Hamad, his brother,Thani, and several other sons,
"arrived in Riyadh during informant's visit. An agreement
^as concluded between Ibn Sand and Ibn Thani to the effeet
n that in any negotiations with the Oil Comoanies, Ibn
"- lI hani was to inform them that the town of Bohah @nly f
"belonged to Ibn Thani and his family. The hinterland
"of Cottar belonged to Ibn Saud and to take taxes there-
tt from. Hamad, the son of Ibn Thani concluded the
"negotiations with Ibn Saud. The party was dismissed
"after a stay of nearly a week and were given considerable
"largesse, including cars. Informant believes that Ibn
"Saud despatched a cable to London(presumably to one of
"the Oil Gompfmies) advising them of his sovereignty over
"the hinterland ©f Qatar."
"2. If there is any truth in the above, it may make
"some difference to the position of the Anglo-Persian Oil
"Company, and I ©end it for what it is worth.'"
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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)
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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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