'File 82/27 VII F. 88. QATAR OIL' [8r] (24/468)
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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Government of India, Foreign and
Political Bepartnentf Simla*
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. , Buahire#
Dated 30th April received 1st May 1935.
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Powle from Ketcalfe*
Secretary of State's telegram Ho* 1304
of April 26th# Q^tar#
Z* We consider there is much to be said
for making an exception as regards recognition of Hamad
if by doing so we can make certain of obtaining desider
ata from Shaikh without further trouble. Although
such recognition would not be in accordance with policy
previously adopted towards Trucial Shaikhs we must
recognise that oil developments in Qatar will force us
to take increasing interest in their internal affairs.
Hamad is, we understand, the only suitable successor and
we feel that Shaikh has too muchjpoliti Cal sagacity *0
make recoirroendation of this kind in favour of one who
is unlikely to make good. If therefore you are
prepared to fall in with His Majesty f s Governments
view in paragraph 3 of telegram Bcu 1304 you will have
our full support#
For ei gn
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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)
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.
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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, 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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