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'File 82/27 VI (F 87) Qatar Oil' [‎35r] (82/454)

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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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H o .C/26 of 1936
Office of 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. ,
Camp, KUWAIT.
8th March, 1936.
From - 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 Kuwait.
To • Secretary of State for India, London.
Copy "by Air to Government of India, New Delhi,
it ♦» w « 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. , Bahrain.
Copy given to 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. , Kuwait.
My telegram No»T#16 if 6th March.
general position is that Shaikh before taking up financial
terms of Commercial Agreement has raised various objections over
other clauses some of which Mylles has succeeded in persuading
him to drop while others still remain for discussion. . j 0 ^5/
provided by Mr.Clegg of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company. The
Shaikh's demands in regard to Articles 12 and 16 would appear to
affect His Majesty's Government either directly or indirectly.
Article 12. This would give the Shaikh a veto on a
transfer, suggested by the Iraq PetrolBum Company, and approved
of by His Majesty's Government*
Article 16. Unless both the Shaikh and the Political
Resident agreed on the choice of an Un^dre a deadlock will
result.
3. Anglo-Persian Oil Company informed me that from
information received they believed Holmes had immediate
designs of visiting Qatar to intrigue with Shaikh and asked
me to prevent him doing so if possible. Holmes arrived
yesterday and in the course of conversation (at which Dickson
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2. Details of the position are given in attached Summary
was /

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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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