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'File 82/27 VIII F 91 QATAR OIL' [‎160r] (332/468)

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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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Translation of a letter dated 10th - inCian ir355 (24th Hove ber
1936) from Shaikh ifedallah bin 2a^im A1 Thani, Pbiler of
Qatar, to the Political %ent 5 Bahrain,.
hear of your good health and noted what --ou r.ontioned In respect
of the pay of the representatives, I oe to inform you that I did
neither ask for a thing contrary to rales applied in such cases
nor fixed rates which-differed to those being paid in other
places and imposed them on the Company as referred to by you so
that the Company may consider that I have excluded the custom
and rales to be observed in this matter, I have ashed for a
moderate tiling and reasonable rates of ;vay which suit the duties
and positions of the representatives. I ms lenient in this
matter to the utmost possible extent. However the pay of the
representatives is known and the Company pay similar p^y in
other places. There is no cause for difference in the rates of
pay. I had the right to ask for these pay innediately the
concession had been signed, but I was so lenient as to postpone
it till the commencement of the work. I did not think that the
Company would hesitate in paying it or ignore the amount which
should be paid to the representatives. Hie Corpa-i - pay similar
pay in other places. The Company should have hastened to pay
it as they started the work because this is one of their
necessary duties. Bat as you stated that it is now under the
consideration of the Company and that the Honourable 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. in the Persian Qulf is in communication with
H is Majesty 1 s Government in this connection, I am reassured on
account of this commanication and have earnest hope that the
result of what I asked for mil appear shortly because it is
Reasonable and not contrar ' to rules.
Usual Binding*
After Compliments
I had the honour of receiving your honoured letter dated
17th November 1936 equivalent to 3rd lamadhan 1355, was :lad to

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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.

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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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