'File 82/27 VI (F 87) Qatar Oil' [167r] (352/454)
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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POLITICAL AGENCY An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,
The 8th. April 1935.
Just a line to let you know that Holmes In conver
sation with me, yesterday, mentioned that he had it on
very good authority that ,1 Miller ,, of the Standard Oil
Company in Hassa, was making all preparations to have a
go at Q,atar as soon as tile I.P.O. time limit (May 10th)
2. If Holmes is not Inventing, this means that he will
carry out his threat (made to you personally here if you
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remember) of following rpad on the heels of the Standard
Oil, if and when they show their hand.
3. Who, Holmes will represent^ then, I have not been
able to discover yet, hut from hints which he occasionally
lets drop, it would seem to he a British concern.
4. I wired you of the mysterious telegram which I got
from Philby saying that he was due in Kuwait about 7th
April - Today (8th April) he has not yet put in an
appearance - The Shaikh naturally thinks he is coming
to give support to the Saudi Commissioners and am
inclined to think so too. There is just the possibility
however, that he my be coming in connection with a
Neutral Zone Oil concession: There are strange rumours
that he has lately mixed himself up with the Standard
The Hon'ble Lieut-Colonel T.C. Fowle, 0.3.a..
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. ,
B U SHIRE.
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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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