'File 82/27 VIII F 91 QATAR OIL' [88r] (188/468)
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.Z.6689/36, 29th Se p t8mb er, 1936.
My dear Longrigg,
Would you kindly reier to the last two paragraphs J <•
of your letter to Mr. Walton dated 13th August, P 0 C.30/51.
As regards the occasional presence of Mr.N.E.Baker,
an American subject, in Qatar, we presume that in the opinion
of the Company this is definitely essential for the efficient
carrying on of the undertaking. if you would be so good
as to confirm that this is so, you may take it that His
Majesty's Government will raise no objection in principle*.
1 am desired to point out in this connection that the
presence of employees of the Company who are not British
subjects can only be permitted in Qatar (and of course on
the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. ) in very exceptional circumstances. It
is hoped that the Company quite appreciate this. As regards
the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. , the position was made quite clear in
Mr. Walton's letter of 12th December, 1935, to Mr.Skliros,
and the same considerations apply in respect of Qatar.
.Longngg, Esq., f V.- All/
petroleum Concessions, Limited,
Finsbury Square, E,C.2 Kprv 3 : ' ft .;R MAIL
o f "5 OCT
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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)
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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