'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [299r] (624/730)
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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the A.P.O.C. They had reason to believe that the
Standard Oil Company of California, a purely itaerican
Company who had already obtained a footing in the Gulf
at Bahrein and at Hasa, were also interested in Qatar.
The Sheikh of Qatar had entered into an agreement with
the A.P.O.C. expiring in August 1934 during the currency
of which the A.P.O.C. had the right to apply for concession
giving them sole rights to work oil in Qatar and the
Sheikh had undertaken not to consider the grant of an
oil concession to anyone other than the A.P.O.C. This
would not prevent the Standard Oil Company of
California from making suggestions to the Sheikh
meanwhile and thus making things difficult for the
A.P.O.C. in their negotiations. Those negotiations
had proceeded some distance this autumn, and
Mr.Chisholm, the A.P.O.C. representative, had returned
home to report progress in November.- The Sheikh had,
however, now suddenly and quite spontaneously intimated
that he wished to see the A.P.O.C. representative by
the 14th of this month for the purpose of further
discussion and Mr.Chisholm was already on his way out
to Qatar by air with a revised draft concession. The
Political Piesident would, of course, be consulted
regarding the terms of the concession but the A.P.O.C.
were anxious if possible to avoid the delay which would
result if 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 to refer home for
instructions on every point which might arise during
the negotiations• Mr.Praser suggested that a great
deal of time might be saved if H.KUG. would consent to
give their blessing in advance to the general terms of
the revised concession subject to any reasonable
modifications which they might desire to make, and which
could be the subject of infomial discussion here, praser
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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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