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'File 82/27 VIII F 91 QATAR OIL' [‎54r] (118/468)

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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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ANIAN OIL COMPANY, LIMITED
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T klegraphic A ddress :
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SOUTH IRAN.
no. 7 ■ ^ 31st A'j- z'u ^"t y 13 36.
The Hon 1 hie 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. , ^ ^
0ATxA.R GOFCESSICK.
Sir,
,/e have the honour to invito^your attention
to the correspondence on the abovem^ntioned subject
ending with your D.C* letter 110.438-3 of 23rd June 1935.
Cur London Principals advise us that the for
malities in connection with the fo mat ion of a Company
to be known as the "Petroleum Development (Qatar) Ltd."
are now nearly completed. This new Company will be a
subsidiary of Petroleum Concessions Ltd. and the latter
Company has applied to 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. for official
approval of Petroleum Development (Qatar) Ltd. as a
transferee of the Qatar Concession*
3 It is therefore now incumbent upon us to t ake
sach steps as are necessary to obtain the approval of
the Sheikh of Qatar to the transfer, as laid down in
Article 12 of the Qatar Concession.
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lose a draft of a letter lAfnich we propose,
subject to your approval and that of 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. ,
to address to H»E. the Sheikh of Qatar, and we shall be
grateful if you will confim that you have no objection
to the action proposed to be taken and also favour us
with your comments, if any, on the wording of the draft
letter.
Our London Principals have already discussed
this draft with 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. and have left a copy
there for further consideration; they have also made

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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.

Extent and format
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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