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'File 10/3 VI Qatar Oil Concession' [‎67v] (146/481)

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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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Bo. Sel.
Decline of Wahabi Influence, 1834 : Loss of Baraimi.
ThP Wahabis about this time were still blockaded by the Sheikh of Bahrein
. \ • / .-.f 'QVinrrrah afiinst the Sheikhs of that island. On the
and r lle ' ;sstorr^rx^kf.iroppoa. a n .j the effect of
murder m 183-1: oi Am • +vnr inr>pd snoh confusion and discord into W ahabi
the murder is stated to hi\o ^ - ^• t - ous v i ews 0 f late entertained
affairs " as to counteract r TtTmrat Ct. to Wve the maritime tribes in the
by the murdered cine . am o ^ > preponderating influeuce of Mehemet
same relative pos.t.ou a sa a a^Vctck on Wahabi encroachments towards
-V 1,1 :;;rTheSlG!!lf rtat^rthe Wahabi agent at Baraimi failed to
the coast of th ® ^ Sia • . ()f Muscat and the coastal tribes against Bahrein,
rnd WahrbTrS lost to the local tribe of the Bern Nairn,
though in what circumstances is not cleai.
Bahrein and the Waiubis, 1824-1840.
in T qi Knhrein awrehensive of a coalition between the Wahabi Amir
Lor J }J f 'i W1 111orlp overtures to the Wahabis with a view to
856-8. and the Sultan of Muscat, who had f in forma l| y submitted to the
securing Wahabi fWf <1 to pay tribute. B,
m^however the Sheikhf of Bahrein felt sufficiently strong to defy the Annr and
betweeii 1^34' and 1836 theybl^dg Ae coast o Hasa
inconvenience to the ^ latter^ ca ^ 183f . howeTer
not, in tact, accoi tied 10 • ■ .^sertion of the Persian claim and by the
alarmed by indications o . > - ' l ti .,,,,1 Persia Bahrein reached a friendly
possibility of a coalition e w e < U ..' (S to pay a nominal tribute of
agreement with the Amir, ^der wbich J the defence of Bahrein
...,« saMsai: «•- - ^
Qatar and the W ahabis, 1824-1840.
,,, uttle of n happened io V®" 1S * 0 ''rT'lS
son of the Sultan of Muscat.
Koweit and the W ahabis, 1824-1840.
*,]The solidarity of the Uttabi rulers of with those of Bahrein and
Qatar was apparently maintained throughout ^ P^od
resist, on the whole successfully, and latterly underthepoteconoftheiur^
efforts of the Wahabi Amirs to incorporate it with then dominions. A ^ i,
Egyptian occupation o£ Hasa in 1838-40 an Egyptian agent was tiat 11
Kovveit and appears to have remained there during the period of Egypt" 1
H.M. Government and the Wahabis, 1824-1839.
52. In 1825 on the revival of the Wahabi power in Nejd, the Jowasimi Sheikb
of Shargah enquired whether he might look to the British ^Tt ^habi
assistance should he endeavour to maintain his mdependence agan ^
intrigue. He was informed in reply that he was the best judge of h
" but that no connection or authority would be received by the But
as an excuse for any proceedings bearing a predatory charactei. n .f Muscat
warned against co-operating with the Wahabis against t ie e \ 11 , r r-n m w]iB
Nejd Precis, "The language held on this occasion was confirmed !y the u)\onioi L ^ ^
§ 34. Council, with a further intimation, that, however improbable it mig ■ ^
should act against the Wahabis so long as they con lined then c , on \ R j; • f r ori
shoie, it was still not desirable that we should bind ourselves to a '
interposition or hold out so great an encouragement to the invasion o
territories as our avowed indifference would be likely to affoid.
Lor. I, 857.
Lor. I,

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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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