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'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [‎285r] (596/730)

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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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pnmymantiiu.,
Draj.t record of meeting held at tiie
India Oft ice on Thursday, 14th
December, to consider the A .P.o .C.re
draft of the Q&tar Concession.
present ; Mr. Lalthwalte
Mr. C.P.A. Warner
Mr. K.B. Johnstone
In the Chair.
Foreign Office
Mr. Seal )
Captain E.L.S. King )Admiralty.
M.V.O., 3.N.)
Mr. P.O. Starling Petroleum Department.
Ivir. G.E. Cromhie 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. .
Mr. Laithwalte recalled that the meeting had
been arranged at short notice to enable Departments to
consider what amendments were desirable in the redraft
of the Qatar concession, of which copies had been
circulated by the A.P.O.C. at the meeting at the
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. on 11th December. It was proposed that
it should be followed the same afternoon by a further
meeting between Messrs. Praser and Hearn of the A.P.O.C.,
It which Mr. Starling and Mr. Laithwaite, in the light
of the views expressed by the Departments, could
indicate in general terms the directions in which it
was desired to amend their draft. It would of course
be impossible to commit H.M.G. in any ?vay on the major
question of assignment. Neither on this question, nor,
indeed, on the details of the draft, had instructions
yet been taken from higher authority. But if amendments
not raising points of principle, but representing
improvements from our point of view, could be secured
in the draft in the course of discussion with the
Company's representatives, no difficulty would presumably
t'e seen.
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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.

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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