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'File 82/27 VII F. 88. QATAR OIL' [‎95r] (200/468)

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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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Hay we a^-suine that che PorGi^n
Officfe haYe no further observations to offer on it and
that they will see no objection to signature if circum
stances justify this by a member of this Office, on behalf
of His Majesty^s Government, under the same procedure as
was adopted in the case of the Koweit Government Agreement?
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3. //I ought to add that in agreement with the company
it Was decided last year (compare Lefroy's letter to me of
roth October last and my reply of 18t>h October, copies ^
sent to Foreign Office, Admiralty and
under our printed letter P. Z. 63E7/34r''l5f SOth Oct'ober) that
letters should be exchanged between the Political P t esident
and the Sheikh similar in effect to those exchanged .
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 Koweit and the Slieikh of " {
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Eoweit on the 23rd May, 1934, (0.189 and 26th y&f] 1934,)
(R.4/1519), the effect of which would be to cover the
excision of the last paragraph of Art jc le 14 and the whole
of Article 21 of the draft Coimiiercial Agreement dated 13th
March, 1934, of which copies were sent to the Foreign Office,
Admiralty and Petroleum Department under our printed letter
of 16th March, 1934, P.Z.1786/34. Fowle has now produced
drafts for this object, coj^ies of which are now enclosed.

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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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