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'File 10/3 VI Qatar Oil Concession' [‎26r] (65/481)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (234 folios). It was created in 25 Jul 1934-14 Jan 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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,L, 4738/5^.
30th July, 1934.
Jear Hearn, I write with further reference to your letter of
18th July to ./alt on, who is on leave, about ^atar Oil to say
that we understand from Fowle that he has now discussed with
you in detail the question of procedure and that in t'.e light
of his views you are now prepared to adopt the Seine procedure
in Q,atar as in the case of Kuweit, viz: to enter into a
political rgreement with His Majesty 's Government on the same
general l^nes as m Kuweit, and thereafter to proceed with comm
ercial negotiations with the Shaikh. The political agreement
would in due course be disclosed to the Shaikh, but not oecess-
arily in the early stage of the commerical negotiations.
.'e feel strongly ourselves that this is the right course to
adopt, and we are glad to understand that the company
now feel the same.
2. >/e suggest that the meeting on outstanding points
in the political agreement might ta ^e place once we have the
views of t-.e Admiralty about refining. I hope that these will
not now be long delayed..
Yours, &c..
G. Hearn Esquire,
Anglo-Persian Oil Company Ltd.,
Britannic House,
Finsbury Circus, L.C. 2.

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The volume mainly contains correspondence, telegrams and memoranda 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. 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. and with the Foreign Office, the Secretary of State for India, the Sheikh of Qatar and the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) on the boundaries of Qatar and the Qatar Oil Concession.

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There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 216-228).

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1 volume (234 folios)

The papers in the volume are arranged chronologically. There is an index at the end of the volume, (folios 216-228). The index is arranged chronologically and refers to documents within the volume; it gives brief description of the correspondence with a reference number, which refers back to that correspondence in the volume.

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The foliation is in pencil on the top right corner, encircled. The numbering starts on the first page of writing, then 90, 91A, 91B, 92; and then carries on until 233, which is the last number given on the back cover. There is a second foliation, in pencil on the top right corner, starting on folio 27 (numbered 17); and ending on folio 214 (numbered 201).

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'File 10/3 VI Qatar Oil Concession' [‎26r] (65/481), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/415, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 13 December 2019]

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