'File 82/27 VI (F 87) Qatar Oil' [31r] (74/454)
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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extract Iroma note fiom Kr 0 C.C. Mvllea. gated 19 a 2.35 ?
In the course of our conversation re: correspondence
the Shaikh of Qatar said that Holmes had written suggesting
he should come to «%atar secretly anc" make him an offer.
The Shaikh said that he had not replied as he liked to do
later I was informed that a letter had been written to
Holmes (by Nasir al Mana) reporting that he had delivered
Holmes 1 letter to the Shaikh, who refused to write a reply but
told Nasir to tell Holmes.
(a) He dia not agree to his coming to Qatar in disguise
to make an offer for the Concession
(b) He did not agree if he came to terms with us to with
hold his signature for two months to enable Holmes to make
(c) He did agree to Holmep coming here immediately our
option expired if he had not already come to terms with us,
and that he would give Holmes preference over us in subse
quent negotiations e
^Jas ir al Mana asked Holmes to send his proposals
in writing at once, as he ana his cousin Saleh could
guarantee to get the Shaikh to consider them and oelay coming
to terms v/ith us until the opticn expires*
I knew that Saleh al ISana was playing a double game
and working for Holmes, but I thought Haj i Maharrmed and his
son Nasir were well disposed people.
If, however, Holmes is prevented from coming to
Bahrain and Qatar then we shall be in a reasonable position,,
If he does come, as he will agree to anything the Sahikh
asks for these negotiations will cost us a very large sum.*
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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)
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.
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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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