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'File 82/27 VI (F 87) Qatar Oil' [‎166r] (350/454)

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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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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA;
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EXPRESS LETTER
B,-—This is an ORIGINAL MESSAGE, se$$hy post I# save idegravhie
expense and undue use of the wires, hd intended to he treated, on
receipt, with the same expedition as if it had hem ielegr&phed. To
save time and formalities it is worded and signed us if U J um - been-
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fjoM - political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. ,
Bushire •
0 - Secretary of State for India, London#
Repeated - Government of Inaia, Simla,
& political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Bahrain,
h 301.S of 1936. fiotof 23rd April $$$ 6.
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! Subject ; QATAR OIL* ^
Reference paragraph 12 of my telegram Ko •372, dated the 22nd
April 1936. ^ i f jf^ P iPf
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2. Copies of my letters Nos.C/109, C/110 and C/114, dated the
17th, 17th and 18th April 1936 respectively and of translations of
| the shaikh of Qatar^ replies Nos.6/64, 7/64 ^ad 8/64, dated the 18th
April 1936, are enclosed. ^ ^ J ' -
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3* I should explain that while paragraph 4 of the Shaikh^
letter Mo.7/64, d- ted the 18th April i -936, does not specially state
that the support asked for is in regard to internal matters the
Shaikn made this clear to me in the course oi our conversations.
sd. T#C.Fowle,
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" * 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
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Resident 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. *

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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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