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'File 82/27 VIII F 91 QATAR OIL' [‎38r] (84/468)

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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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Gi| 4 (g)— From 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. to Anglo-Persian Oil Company, Ltd.
P.Z. 4359/35.
Sir, 27tli June 1935.
e tter|| I am directed by the Marquess of Zetland to acknowledge receipt of Mr Fraser's
^1,1 letter of 24tli June (your reference 0. A./Qatar/2) on the subject of the Qatar Oil
Concession, and to express on behalf of His Majesty's Government their formal
1 tafeii approval of the Concession granted to the Company by the Sheikh of Qatar on the
pardon 17th May 1935.
ajestyv Copies of this correspondence are being sent to 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. in the
Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. with a view to action being taken as indicated in paragraph 4 of Colonel
Fowle's letter dated 5th June to the Sheikh of Qatar.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
The Secretary, Anglo-Persian Oil Company. (Sd.) J. C. Walton.
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—From Political Besident in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. to Shaikh Abdullah
bin Qasim al Thani, Ruler of Qatar.
to tie | British Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. and
ithJimd No. 491 S. of 1935. , Consulate-General, Bushire,
jncessioi:After compliments, 10th July 1935.
rCoinpi With reference to paragraph 4 of my letter No. C/204, dated the 5th June
)litical^ 1935, I have been instructed by His Majesty's Government to inform you that the
mmeatif:arrangements set forth in that letter, and your acceptance of them conveyed in your
letter dated the 6th June 1935 (5th Rabi' al Awwal 1354), have been communicated
by His Majesty's Government to the Anglo-Persian Oil Company and that the
irstaoiHf Company have formally confirmed their acceptance of these arrangements,
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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.

Physical characteristics

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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