'File 82/27 VIII F 91 QATAR OIL' [102r] (216/468)
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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5. la courae of Ma telegram 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.
Bahrain says 11 It appears possible that Shaikh may nominate
his son Hamad and Salah bin Mana and personally i think it
would be in best interest of Company in the long run to pay
both well especially Hamad who will in all probability be
next ruler 11 . At the same time i am definitely of opinion
that Company should have our full support in fixing salaries
at RS.8CC/- i/$iich appears to me entirely reasonable. If
Comia ny give way on this occasion it will merely encourage
Shaikh in the future to raise further difficulties with the
Oomjany, and since it is -ss/ell known that Company is sponsored
by His Majesty^s Government will eosourage him ^and other
Rulers) to make exorbitant demands from His Majesty^
Government in other directions.
6. i suggest therefore that i be authorised forth
with to instrud 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. Bahrain to send Shaikh a polite
but firm letter to the effect that since RS.80C/- is the
salary jaid in Kuwait and since moreover there are two such
representatives in Qatar His Majesty 1 s Government consider
this sum entirely reasonable. Further that if he ^the
Shaikh) is still obdurate the Com pi ny who have only a limited
time at their disposal will be compelled to omit qatar from
their programme this winter and proceed to the Trucial
7. This upsetting of their programme may cause
some inconvenience to the Company but 1 am sure that a firm
attitude now will pay both them aid us in the long run.
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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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