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'File 82/27 VI (F 87) Qatar Oil' [‎114r] (242/454)

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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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on which the concession had been signed, subject to the
approval of H.M.G.
Article 11 ♦ The Company wMlc desiring not to make a
difficulty in their negotiations oy raising an objection were
somewhat apprehensive that the Sheikh might endeavour to
secure armaments on an unjustifiable scale from them with a
view to equipping his forces with machine g^ms, armoured cars,
etc. for the purpose of repelling raids. ^ey would of
course be most reluctant to involve themselves in any such
commitment, not least because any provision of arms by the
Company might expose them to international criticism.
It was agreed after discussion that having regard to
the provisions of Article 3 of the Qatar Treaty of 1916 and
the fact that the question of what provision of arms, etc.
was "sufficient" was open to reference to arbitration, the
Company could probably take the risk involved in accepting
the Sheikh's redraft as it stood#
Article 16 , Provision that the Sheikh's consent should
be necessary to the third arbitrator. It was agreed to
mention this point to 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. . Mr. Mylles felt
confident that the Sheikh (or his son) would in practice agree
to whatever name the Resident suggested. The history of this
proviso was largely that the Sheikh thought that its insertion
would make it less likely that the Resident would nominate
someone who would be entirely unacceptable to the Sheikh and
under the influence of the Company.
Article 17 . The question was raised of what action
H.M.G, would take if the Sheikh, for some frivolous reason,
were to require the removal of the Chief Local Representative.
It was thought that this risk was one which could probably be
faced. In practice it might prove necessary in such an event
to bring political pressure to bear upon the Sheikh.
Article/

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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.

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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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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