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'File 82/27 VI (F 87) Qatar Oil' [‎173r] (364/454)

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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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GONFIDEIITIAL
all communications to be addressed to the c ompany
L -persian OIL COMPANY. LIMITED,
london and ABADAN,
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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 Hon ! ble 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.
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. ,
The Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. ,
B U S H I R K.
Sir,
QATR CONC ESSION NEGOTIATIONS .
We have the honour to forward herewith, for
your information and record, a re-draft dated the 29th
March 1935 of the Concession which we a3-e endeavouring
to negotiate with the Sheikh of Qatr.
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f \ Subsequent to the despatch to you of our
letter GM/1677 of the 17th March it was decided that
Mr. My lies should proceed to London by the Imperial
Airways 1 machine leaving Basrah on the 21st March to
enable him to discuss with our London Principals, and
also with 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. , the various points on which
agreement had not previously been reached in his nego
tiations with the Sheikh. The enclosed re-draft is
the outcome of* his visit.
*
He returned by the air mail which reached
Basrah on the 6th instant and proceeded direct to
Bahrein en route to Qatr and is due to arrive at his
destination today.
We will advise you of the result of his
negotiations in due course.
We have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your obedient servants.
For ANGLO-IRANIAN OIL COMPANY, LTD.,

1 Enclosure. GENERAL MANAGER.

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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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