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'File 82/27 VI (F 87) Qatar Oil' [‎11r] (34/454)

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The record is made up of 1 file (221 folios). It was created in 17 Jan 1935-30 Apr 1935. 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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all communications to be addressed to the COMPANY
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GLO-PERSIAN OIL COMPANY, LIMITED. J S 0->. A
LONDON and ABADAN. ^ ^ J d b - >Aj — Aj^l? Q\
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"ANGLOPERS."
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CONFIDENTIAL.
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ABADAN,
PERSIAN GULF Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. .
DATED-
6.tjb. February:,. 1.9.35.
The Hon'ble 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.
in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ,
The Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. ,
B U S H I R i*i.
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Sir.
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QATAR CONCE SSION NEG OTIATIONS.
We have the honour to forward herewith,
for your information and record, cooy of the latest
Draft Concession dated 10th January 1935 which has
been drawn up by our Principals, and has, we under
stand, the unqualified approval of H^B.M's Government,
We also attach hereto a sketch map of the Qatar
Peninsula.
Mr, C# G. Mylies left Basra for Bahrein
by last week 1 s Slow Mail and will by now have arrived
at Dohah to resume negotiations with H JS, the Sheikh
of Qatar,
Copies of this letter and its enclosures
are also being forwarded to 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
Bahrein for his information and record.
We have the honour to be,
S i r.
Your obedient servants,
For ANGLO-PERSIAN OIL COMPANY, LTD
End. 2,
GENERAL MANAGER

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The volume contains correspondence and telegrams 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 Government of India, 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. in London and Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) representatives in regard to the negotiations with the Sheikh of Qatar, ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, for the oil concession.

The volume contains numerous draft agreements on the Qatar oil concession and also a 'Sketch map of Qatar Peninsula' (folio 22).

There are some letters in Arabic, to and from the Sheikh of Qatar.

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1 file (221 folios)
Arrangement

The documents in the volume are mostly arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the volume, (folios 210-214). 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.

There is also a brief index at the beginning (f. 1v) indicating the main topics covered in the volume.

Physical characteristics

The main 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 title page with 1 and 1A; then 2-21; 22 and 22A; 23-25; 26 is missing or omitted; 27-65; 66 and 66A; 67-127; 128, 128A and 128B and terminates at the last folio with 217. A second incomplete foliation sequence is present between ff. 29-160; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and can be found in the same position as the main sequence.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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