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'File 82/27 VII F. 88. QATAR OIL' [‎7r] (22/468)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (230 folios). It was created in 16 Apr 1935-28 Jun 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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Copy of a letter dated the 13th April 1935 from
Mr, C.C.J-lylles of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company Limited
at Dohah (Qatar) to Captain G.A.Cole, 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.
I have had two informal discussions with the Shaikh
who is far from well and we are due £ formal meeting on
Monday 15th. The following eppenrs to be the position
of the outstanding points:
ARTICLE 1 1. The Shaikh is still determined to get
the cost of arms out of us somehe * but
assures me that we can come to terms on
the point; I don't luite see how this
can be done however.
AR TICLE 18 . The Shaikh is inclined to agree to take
out of the concession the provision for
the trial of foreigners but if he does so
he states he will withhold hib signature
until he has agreed vith H.M.G that the
trial of foreigners in Qatar shall take
place in his and the Shara* Courts and
failing such an agreement, he further
states 1 that he - ill not sign any concessio;
It appears to me that the time is not far distant -hen.
H.M.G should make clear to the Shaikh thpir policy in both
matters viz: the provision of arms and the jurisdiction
over foreigners.
I will write you - gc _n after the meeting on '!onc'* j,
but in the meantime I will be obliged if you will kindly
telegraph Colonel Fowle the sense of this- letter.
Colonel Fowle will be in Dohah today to do exactly what
Mr. M^lles wants and so no further action is necessary
until he retiirns. Put up with file.
G.A.C.-16/4/1935.

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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 final negotiations with the Sheikh of Qatar before the signing of the oil concession.

The volume contains:the Qatar oil concession, signed by the Shaikh of Qatar, ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, and APOC on 17 May 1935, in Arabic and English (folios 67-86) 'Sketch map of Qatar Peninsula' (folio 87); agreement 5 June 1935 between the British Government and APOC regarding the Qatar Oil Concession (folios 211-212).

There are some letters in Arabic, to and from the Sheikh of Qatar.

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1 volume (230 folios)
Arrangement

The documents in the volume are mostly arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the volume, (folios 222-226). 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 an brief index at the beginning (f. 2) 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, then 2-86; 87 and 87A and it carries on until 229, which is the last number given to the last folio of the volume.A second foliation sequence runs between ff. 3-220; 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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