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'File 82/27 VIII F 91 QATAR OIL' [‎129r] (270/468)

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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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Itora 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. , Bushire, at Bahrain.
To Hia Majesty^ Secretary of State for India,
London *
Copy by post to Government of India, foreign and Political
Department, Kew Delhi.
Copy given to 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.
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Dated the 19th November 1936.
Correspondence ending with your telegram 3215

Hovember llth. A t**'" 6
After consultation with Loch and Packer Loch under
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my instructions has sent a letter to Shaikh of Q,atar pointing
out that question of rates of pay for his two representatives
is under discussion but settlement will naturally take time
and that in the meanwhile it would be in the Shaikhs own
interests to put no difficulties in the way of water boring.
2 # It seems to me that question of tt position and
duties" m ait ion ed in paragraph (3) of ^lles 1 letter of 17th
May 1935 should be cleared up. ^ ^ r ^
Prom wording of this paragraph Shaikh can argue
that M duties H are towards him rather than Company, but
possibly it might be interpreted as implying duties to the
Company as well as to Shaikh.
4. But if this latter interpretation is correct and
Company want representatives to assist them (e.g. in the way
of collecting local labour as at Kuwait) it seems to me that
they should specify these duties in some detail otherwise
Company will not be able to claim any assistance from the
representatives. /

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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)
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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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