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'File 82/27 VI (F 87) Qatar Oil' [‎155r] (328/454)

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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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Translation of letter No♦7/64 dated the 14th
Muharram 1364 (i»e# 18th April 1936) from Shaikh •Abdullah
bin Qasim ath Thani,C#I.E M Ruler of Qatar, to the Hobble
Lieut •-Colonel T»C.Fowle.C»E.E M 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. .
After Compliments,
/f ;
Reference your letter dated 17th April 1936
equivalent to the 13th Muharram 1364.
2» Regarding the sub-paragraph of the draft of the Oil
Concession which I gave to Mr. lilies. I agree to your
demand (proposal) that disputes between British subjects
British protected subjects and the subjects of non-Moslem
Foreign Powers should be settled by the nearest officer of
the High British Government i.e. 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. ,
Bahrain, or his representative.
3. I also agree that tbe disputes between British
subjects and the subjects of Non-Moslem Foreign Powers and
my subjects should be dealt with by a Joint Court on irtiich
I and 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. , Bahrain, will sit, or on itfiich
my representative and the representative of the Political
Agent, Bahrain, will sit. The place and the sitting of
this Court will be at Doha. As regards the subjects of
Moslem Foreign Powers to whom you referred in paragraph 3
of your proposal, I, on my part, agree to your proposal
about them, but will not be responsible for any objection
which may be raised by their Governments.
4. I have agreed to these on the condition that the
Government undertake to give their full support to me
ari d -to my heir apparent, my son Hamad, when he succeeds
me and that they do acknowledge him as my heir apparent
and support him when he succeeds me.
Usual Ending.

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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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