'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [287r] (600/730)
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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Admiralty interest developing In connection with
hsTooursj Gciptciin King expressed the opinion tiint it
was unnecessary to rrake special provision for this at
the present time.
(h) It was not clear whether the words "any such
normal extensions thereof" referred to extensions of
buildings, though this was presumably the case. It was
agreed that tne Company should he asked to make the
position clear, out that no objection need be raised
if the assumption stated was correct.
Co) The phrase at the end of sub-paragraph 1 "and
W subsequent extensions thereof" appeared dangerously
wide. We were dealing with a period of 75 years and
it was conceivable that difficult political problems
might arise if the sheikh or one of his successors were,
e.g., to conquer a portion of Saudi Arabia or,to take
an extreme case, to occupy Bahrein. It was agreed that
the Company should be invited to omit the words.
(d) period of agreement . No objection was seen
to an agreement for 75 years, although this period was
longer than that of the Bahrein and Persian concessions.
(e) The Petroleum Department said that it was
unnecessary to specify areas for mining purposes under
this article now that it was proposed to tive the
Company rights over the whole area of the state*
(f) Attention was drawn by 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. to the
fact that in a semi-civilized area such as Qatar it
would be necessary for the Company to walk extremely
warily in anything which might offend religious
susceptibilities. We should find ourselves faced with
responsibility for safeguarding their interests in the
event of serious trouble breaking out and it would be
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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.
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- 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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