'File 82/27 VI (F 87) Qatar Oil' [198r] (414/454)
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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further views of Government of India, would be prepared
to consider granting recognition as special case.
(sine qua non of their recognition of any new Shaikhs would
of course be full acceptance by him of obligations of
^atar Treaty of 1916, which there would be advantages if
possible in converting into an M Heirs and Successors'*
Treaty). Unusual nature of concession which this would
represent, particularly in view of Hamad*s unpopularity,
might be employed not only to clinch oil question but to rem
difficulties over Jurisdiction, intelligence officers, etc.
4. Jurisdiction. His M ajesty*s Government agree
that you should take line proposed in paragraph 8 of your
telegram. You might also make play with objection taken by
^atar in 1920 to his own subjects falling under Bahraini
jurisdiction (see P.G. 13 page 63, paragraph 10). They
are advised however that there is no strict construction
6f "British protected persons 1 * and to that extent our hands
are free. Nor is there event at the present time
uniformity of practice in dealing with these matters in the
Gulf, Jurisdiction exercised in Bahrain by His Majesty*s
Government extends to subjects of moslems of foreign states
including Gulf States as well as to other foreigners. In
Kuwait on the other hand jurisdiction over subjects of
mo siem foreign states including Gulf States vests in Shaikh.
If for any reason it was thought desirable to concede this
point in Qatar there are thus good precedents.
/ , _
5. Subject to remarks in paragraphs 3 and 4 above.
His jesty*s Government approve of action proposed in
paragraph 8 of your telegram under reply and agree that
you should present letter personally.
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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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