'File 82/27 VI (F 87) Qatar Oil' [53r] (118/454)
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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this was donp'through the proper channels.
Article 15 ; I gather that the Company see no difficulty
ahout force majeure involving delay of operations in
Qatar only. We see no objection to payment in rupees.
The question of annual payments in addition to royalty
to cover exemption from customs duties, etc. and the
right to re-export is a matter for bargaining.
4. As regards the substantial gift, I gather
(though Lefroy will not probably wish to be quoted)
that rumours, which are thou^h-t to emanate from Holmes,
have been spread locally, the most moderate of which is
to the effect that the sheikh of Koweit received
45,000 rupees as a perbonal gift on the conclusion of
his contract, and that this has sent up the sheikh of
Qatar's demands. The Company are, it appears, prepared
to consider a substantial gift rather on lines.
5. It is most satisfactory that the company
should^ obtains/an extension of the option until 4th May.
6. The Company appear to be a good deal disturbed
about Holmes' alleged contacts with the Sheikh. Lefroy
mentioned (again I am not sure that he will wish to be
quoted) that it had been ascertained through the local
postal authorities that a letter addressed by Holmes to
the Sheikh had been received in Qatar and that other
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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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