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'File 82/27 VIII F 91 QATAR OIL' [‎146r] (304/468)

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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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Qatar Situation 1st Hovember 1936
Copy of telegram PG*8 of 1st November 1336 addressed
London.
Shaikh f Abdullah adamant representatives
paid as senior two %?/ait representatives British or
for
loc<a/^hich he claims Shaikh Kuwait drawa Rs. 3500 p.
m» He first proposed suspend all operations until
p&yaent arranged from date letter to Clegg but
persuaded to allow work to proceed for two weeks only-
pending reference to you# Suggest and Haji concurs
necessary pay as Kuwait* Distrust of pffconcess on
Concession matters &t this stage muy have far reaching
effects.
Qatar Situation 4th November 10S8
Copy of ^ondon telegram dated 2nd November 1936.
Reference your telegram of 1st.
Kuwait is a separate Co^any of entirely
different constitution - secondly salaries of appoint
ments uncter Article 6 of Kuwait Concession are payable
to individuals direct and not to Shaikh - thirdly
these representatives are British speaking and one is
nominally resident in London. Company emphatically
does not admit these as a precedent for Qatar represent
atives now under discussion Whose salaries shall be
reasonable and in keeping with position and duty.
Report immediately and discuss ■ ith Political. Work
which the Shaikh threatens to suspend is work solely
in their interests and not ours and you should be
p rep^rftd. t> T/ithdia w a^^^aff^f^oa

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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)
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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