'File 82/27 VI (F 87) Qatar Oil' [115r] (244/454)
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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Article 1B » Sub-paragraph 2.' This was discussed
in detail. Mr. Mylles stated that he had informed the Sheikh
that the matter was one for H/;:.;. G. , into which the Company
could not enter; that the Sheikh had taken the line that it
had better go in the agreement .and that if objected
they could then take it up with him (the Sheikh). The
Company were strongly opposed to the acceptance of any such "
provision and were given to understand that it v/as obj ectionabk ;
also from the point of view of H.M.G. who certainly could not
agree to it. It was agreed that Mr. Mylles should inform
the sheikh that the matter had been referred to Government,
but that so far as the concession was concerned the Company
could not accept a provision on these lines. The India
Office representatives intimated that the question of cession
of Jurisdiction by the Sheikh and a consequent Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers).
would be taken up, the main alternative courses of procedure
(a) that the issue should be faced with the Sheikh as a
condition of the grant of approval by H .M .G.;
(b) that it should be taken up at once prior to
signature of the concession, the Sheikh being informed
that H .M .G. could not approve the insertion of such
a condition in any concession. Mr. Mylles remarked
that the Shara Law andtho penalties under it were
strictly enforced in Qatar and that the point was
therefore one of importance.
3. The Company stated that if they failed to reach
agreement with the Sheikh within the time of the present
option they proposed to withdraw Mr. Mylles a-nd make no
application for a further option. They thought on the whole
that the Sheikh and his son (who was playing an increasingly
important part) were not predisposed to the Company and that
they thought that they could expect greater support from
H .M .G. with a British concessionnaire. But the Sheiich's
financial demands were extravagant. They had no information
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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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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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