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'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [‎319r] (668/730)

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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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The second suli-pura.-rao!i is aesigned
presumably to safeguard, the Company from
attacks on profits or Income. It is,
however, very widely expressed.
ARTIGLS 11 . Protection . Mr. Elkington has
informed 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. that the
Sheikh has requested " if he has not
sufficient arms for guards required "by us,
whether we can supply the necessary rifles
and ammunition. Could you inform me if we
are tied in any way in dealing with such a
request?" The Resident has replied that
unaer the draft the responsibility of
protection is on the Sheikh "and I think it
would be undesirable for the Company to
supply any arms or ammunition to the Sheikh.
The latter could always purchase arms from
India or elsewhere under a "no objection"
statement from me." We may agree with the
Resident.
ARTICLE 13 . Reassignment . This raises a major
question for consideration. As the Company
will operate on behalf of the fraq
petroleum Company, which is not under
British control, we can hardly press for a
British nationality clause. But a decision
on the point must await interdepartmental
discussion in consultation with the Political
Resident and the Government of India.
se cond sub-naraKra'ph . The agreement to
provide that the terms on which special
subsidiary companies shall be formed shall
be subject to the prior approval of HJVi.G.
and/

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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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