'File 10/3 VI Qatar Oil Concession' [109r] (231/481)
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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agreement. The most that can be said is that the
1915 agreement appears to proceed on the assumption
that in the future delimitation by agreement the
criterion should be the areas over which Ibn Saud
and his predecessors and the Sheikh of q ,atr etc,
possessed in the past, end this rather suggests that
we did not think the blue line agreement with Turkey
was necesssrily to be relevant. This is, of course,
not conclusive, because it may well be that Ibn Saud
and his predecessors could not really establish claims
on ppst history to territory crossing the blue line
or even coming anywhere near it, and we would not put
the blue line into the agreement because we were not
then prepared to admit that he could establish a claim
that even vent as far ss this. I doubt very much if
the 1927 treaty carries the matter any further. The
1922 agreement relates to an area which is so far distant
from the blue line that it can hardly be said to be
directly relevant at all. The most that can be said
about it is that the frontier with Koweit there agreed
upon is quite different from that laid down in the
treaty with Turkey or 191.3 and once again the arrangement
witn Turkey do not appear to have been taken as the
basis for fixing the new frontiers. The argument
alone is not, I think, very conclusive, but is, of
course, a straw which acquires some force when added to
other indications of the same kind. More nearly relevant
are the lines drawn by Sir Percy Cox in 1922 at Uquari
actually in the areas concerned (B.1512, para.4 of the
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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.
The volume includes:
- correspondence between APOC and 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. on the Qatar Oil Concession, mentioning the opportunity to build a refinery in Qatar;
- information about Bahrain [Buraini)] and its surroundings, with list of tribes which paid Zakah to Ibn Saud in 1922 and the Amir of Hasa in 1926, which includes number of men, camels and sheep for each tribe (ff. 45-56);
- 'Historical Memorandum of the relations of the Wahabi Amirs and Ibn Saud with Eastern Arabia and the British Government, 1800-1934' , published by 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. on 26 September 1934, containing a printed map 'APPENDIX C. MAP SHOWING THE EXTENT OF WAHABI AND OF MUSCAT POWER, 1865 ' (ff. 61-91A);
- draft of Qatar Oil Agreement attached to 14 January 1935 letter from A.P.O.C. to 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. .
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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