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'File 82/27 VII F. 88. QATAR OIL' [‎94r] (198/468)

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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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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. ?
WHITEHALL, S.W. 1.
P ,Z.3072/35. Tth May 1935.
IMMEDIATE .
My dear Sterndale Bennett, ^
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You will have seen the telegrams which have been passing
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about the Qatai* oil negotiations. Fowle is nowvproceeding to
Qatar with a view to clinching matters with t^fe Sheikh, who
has, we understand from Lefroy 1 s letter of ^rd May of which
a copy is enclosed, given the Company a vaguely-worded
letter of acceptance of their proposals, coupled with
intimation that his acceptance is subject to acceptance by
Eis Majesty's Government of his requirements of them and that
he requires a decision within 10 days from apparently 3rd May.
2. ?fe need not perhaps attach too much importance to the
Sheikh's time limit, but it will be desirable to arrange in
the immediate future for the signature of the Qatar
Grovernment Agreement, which was for practical purposes agreed
early last year as a result of discussions between the
interested Departments and the Anglo-Persian Oil Company,
and I enclose a copy of it in its latest form with a few
minor amendments, which has now been sent to Lefroy under my
letter of to-day of which a copy is also enclosed.
Sterndale Bennett, Esq., C.M.G., M.C.,
Foreign Office.

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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)
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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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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