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'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [‎307r] (640/730)

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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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10.
the negotiations with the Shaikh ana that Iviajor Holmes,
who would bs uselul on account ol his local knowledge
and Influence with the Sheikh, would merely assist. He
would de well looked after dy the A.P.O.C.
representative and in any case the alternative to
Major Holmes would he an American.
Mr. Laitnwalte said that it would be necessary
to consider this Question separately, it would, he
thought, be desirable that all negotiations at Kowelt
should be conducted solely through 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. .
This procedure had now been laid down In Bahrein in
the negotiations between the Bahrein Petroleum Company
and the Anglo-Persian Oil Company on the one hand and
the sheikh of Bahrein on the other. Mr. Fraser said
that he hoped this procedure would not be insisted
upon in Qatar and Kowelt. Indeed he thought that under
these conditions the sheikh of Koweit would refuse to
negotiate for a concession at all. The A.P.O.C. would
of course gladly keep the political authorities fully
In touch with what was going on. Mr. Lalthwaite said
that there was no 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 Qatar and that so
long as this was the case there could be no objection
to direct negotiations between the A.PtO.G. .and the
Sheikh, but he reminded Mr. Fraser that this would
also apply to any competitor who appeared in Qatar,
ana that we coula not discriminate in favour of the
A.P.O.C. In Kowelt, where there was a 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. ,
the position was different and he did not see that
American Interests could object so long as we did not
u ibcrlminate against them. Direct negotiations ml^ht
lead to serious difficulty on certain points. He
reminded Mr.-Praser that the Sheikh was not able to
grant/

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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)
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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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