'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [296r] (618/730)
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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Mr. Laithwalte saia that 12 *
(b) / tii is 8,rtTcTe~ raised the difficult question of
jurisdiction, ihe Company had niacie it clear that they
C were not ^Pared to accede to the Sheikh's request that
disputes between its employees and his subjects should be
aecided by him and iu would probably be necessary to
reach some agreement with him over the cession to H.M.G.
of his jurisdiction over foreigners, though this was
likely to be by no means easy. Mr» Warner said that here,
as in the case 01 Articles 2 and 7, it was necessary to
bear in mind the possible responsibility with which
we might find ourselves burdened in connection with the
J-Oi^isn employtses etc. in Qatar, and the contingent risk
of foreign interference if we proved unable to safeguard
their position adequately. Mr. Laithwaits expressed
agreement and said that if the concession ¥/as developed
it seemed likely that we might have to consider some time
in the future trie appointment of a political officer to
Article 18 . A similar article appears in the A.P.O.C
Persian concession and it. was agreed that its
meaning was obscure it was unobjectionable.
Ar^i£l^_^£. '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. had expressed the
opinion that a careful Arabic text might at a pinch
suffice. Hie Foreign Office Intimated that the point was
probably of less general importance to them than if we
had been dealing with the question of a treaty, but it
would be well that we should not finally commit ourselves
to the Company upon it.
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. .
I5th December 1953.
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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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