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'File 82/27 VII F. 88. QATAR OIL' [‎97r] (204/468)

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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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P.Z. 3072/35. BRITANNIC HOUSE,
PINSBUEY CIRCUS,
LONDON, E.C.
3rd May 1935.
J.G. Laithwaite Esq., C.I.E,,
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. ,
S. W. !•
Dear Laithwaite,
Qatr>
In confirmation of our telephone conversation
this afternoon, we have just received from Mylles a
telegram sent off today, stating that he has received a
vaguely worded letter of acceptance of the concession
terms ¥;ith a definite refusal on the Shaikh 1 s part to
sign pending complete agreement "between the Shaikh and
His Majesty's Government- The Shaikh offers ten days for
a completion of such agreement and the signature of the
concession, and states that thereafter he considers
himself free to take such action as he thinks fit.
Last night Abadan telegraphed that they had
forwarded to Mylles advice received from the Resident,
that Mylles should confirm in writing to the Shaikh that
agreement had "been reached with the Company, hut that the
Sheikh wished to delay signature until agreement had "been
reached between himself and His Majesty's Government.
Mylles has asked Ahadan to pass on to the
Resident the gist of the Shaikh's letter received today*
As regards the Agreement "between the Company and
His Majesty's Government, I understand that you propose to
send us a fair copy with a view to its early completion^
Yours, &c.,
(Sgd,) L. LEFROY.

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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.

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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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