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'File 82/27 VIII F 91 QATAR OIL' [‎51r] (112/468)

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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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P.2i. 6032/36, BHllWMC H0USE ?
i'lHSBURY CIRCUS,
LONDON, iiJ.G.2,
August 19th, 193C.
M.J. Clauson Esq.,
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. ,
S o vii 1 « 1,
Dear Clauson,
I left with you this morning a draft of a letter which
we propose should be sent by our Management at Abadan to the
Shaikh of Qatar.
The draft is being sent to Abadan by air mail this week,
with instructions that it is not to be despatched to the
Shaikh of Qatar until they receive telegraphic instructions
from London, Such telegraphic instructions will be sent by
us only when we have intimation of the formal approval of
His Majesty's Government to the transfer by the Anglo-Iranian
Oil Company to Petroleum Development (Qatar) Limited, and the
actual conclusion of the formalities involved in the formation
of that company.
Abadan have further been instructed to send a copy of
the draft letter forthwith 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. and to
ascertain his views on the action proposed to be taken as to
the wording or otherwise of the letter to the Shaikh,
In accordance with Clause I of the Agreement of the 5th
June, 1935, we must, of course, before transferring the
Agreement to any other company, obtain the prior consent in
writing of His Majesty's Government, and I should be grateful
if such consent could be notified to the Comiany.
Yours sincerely,
Sgd. L, Lefroy.

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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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