'File 82/27 VIII F 91 QATAR OIL' [139r] (290/468)
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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irSCEOLEDM DiiVSLOri.aiTT (QATAR) LIMITILD
2nd November, 1936
My dear Claueon^
In confirmation of our telephone conversation this
morning, the following is the text of a cable received from
Packer, dated November 1st-
"Shaikh Qatar adamant representatives paid equal
senior two Kuwait representatives whether .British
or local for which he claims Shaikh Kuwait draws
Bs.3,050 total he first proposed suspend all
operations until payment arranged from date letter
to Cle^g but persuaded to allow work to proceed for
two weeks only pending reference you suggest necessary
pay as Kuwait distrust of Pet-concess on Concession
matters at this stage may have far reaching effects
Haji full•agreement these views. Political not
informed pending your instructions.
The following is the text of our reply of to-day's date-.-
"Your telegram of November 1st Kuwait is separate
Company of entirely different constitution Secondly
salaries of appointments under Article 6 of Kuwait
Concession are payable to individuals direct and not
to Shaikh Thirdly these representatives are English-
speaking and one is nominally resident in London.
Company emphatically does not admit these as precedent
for Qatar representatives now under discussion whose
salaries "shall be reasonable and in keeping with
JB MAJU positions/
1 [jf. 1
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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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