'File 82/27 VI (F 87) Qatar Oil' [135r] (288/454)
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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Draft in English giving.the sense of a letter to be addressed
to the Shaikh of Qatar.
I have to inform you that I proceeded to London and
referred to the Directors the various matters arising out of
our discussions with regard to the oil concession for the
State of Qatar.
The Directors accept the demands as set forth in the
draft delivered to you on the 3rd March 1355, provided always
that agreement is reached with regard to the finajicial terms
and with the following exceptions. ^ ^
Ar ticle 11 . Cost of arms.-^"" ^
The words "and the cost of their arms" cannot be accepted.
The Company agrees to pay for the cost of armed guards
which clearly includes the cost of their arms. The Company
however being purely a commercial concern cannot agree to
pay for arms separately and specifically.
Article 18. Trial of foreign subjects..
This is a political matter and we are instructed by His
Britannic !fe.1esty ! s Government that they do not approve of
the inclusion of a provisioncof this sort in a commercial
agreement. The Company however .ill be bound by any
agreement on the subject which you may make with His
Britannic Majesty's Government.
I now enclose a draft of article 4 and request an interview
so that I may offer you financial terms.
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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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