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'File 82/27 VIII F 91 QATAR OIL' [‎23r] (54/468)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (230 folios). It was created in 24 Jul 1935-15 May 1937. 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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PETROLEUM CONCSSSIOffS LIMITED.
CITY-GATE HOUSE,
/?x .
PINSBURY SQUARE,
LONDON, E.G.2.
2Uth October 1935*
The Under Secretary of State,
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. ,
Whitehall, S.W.I.
Sir,
I have the honour to refer to By conversation
yesterday with Mr, J.G. Walton, at which I indicated
that, subject to the approval of His Majesty*s Government,
my Company, Petroleum Concessions Limited, proposes to
seek for oil concessions in the territory known as the
Keutral Zone, the unallotted part of Bahrein Island, the
Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. , and possibly along the Pirate Coast to
Muscat.
Petroleum Concessions Ltd, was registered as a
private British Company on the l^th instant; the whole
of its chares will be held by the same interests and in
the same proportions as obtain in the Iraq Petroleum
Company, and the Board will be of similar composition,
excepting the appointment of an Iraqi Government Director,
The concession recently obtained by the Anglo-
Iranian Oil Company Ltd. from the Ruler of Qatar will, at
an appropriate time, be transferred to Petroleum
Concessi ons Ltd., together with the Agreements relative
thereto concluded with His Majesty's Government; the
provisions of these Agreements are generally acceptable to
petroleum Concessions Ltd. in their application to oil
concessions obtained over the above named territories
wherein my Company recognises, and will respect, the
existence of a special sphere of influence of His
Majesty's/

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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, Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) representatives and ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, Sheikh of Qatar, in regard to the oil concession and the beginning of the oil exploration in Qatar. The volume includes: Programme of operations in Qatar from November 1936 to May 1937 (folios 110-118) and 'General and brief note on the water drilling operations of Petroleum Concessions Limited in Qatar' (folios 209-212).

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 215-221). 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 2-37; 38 and 38A; 39-55; 56 and 56A; 57-198; 199 and 199A; 200 and 200A; 201-217; 218 and 218A and it carries on until 225, which is the last number given to the back cover. There is also a second foliation sequence, incomplete.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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