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'File 82/27 VIII F 91 QATAR OIL' [‎162r] (336/468)

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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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Dohah, the 16th Shaban, 1355. =
1st November 1956.
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K. B. Mlrza Mohammad,
Basrah.
Dear Sir,
I write to inquire after your health, which I trust
is perfectly good. I am in good health. A long time has
elapsed since I have had the pleasure of receiving a letter
from you, so that I may be assured of your well-being, and I
have ever been expecting news of you.
I remember that I sent you a telegram when I was
about to leave Kuwait, but a long time has since elapsed and
the total absence of news from you has led me to write this
letter and to inquire after you. You know the high position
you hold with me and the confidence I repose in you.
I wish to remind you of the conversation we had when
I was privileged to meet you at Ashar, and I hope that your
efforts will prove useful to me when you find it convenient
to exercise them.
I inform you now that the Anglo-Persian Oil Co., Ltd.
have transferred our agreement to a Company formed in London
called the Qatar Oil Development Co., Ltd., and this Company
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has sent its representative, Mr. E.V. Packer and its engineers
to inspect the land covered by the agreement in a more careful
manner. The said represtative has arrieved at our end and he

is a good gentleman of high characteristics. In short, the
Company wishes to under-take preliminary actions for drilling.
Seeing that there is a c lause empowering the Shaikh
to select two men to represent the Shaikh with the Company
and to look after his interests, and that the Company should
pay their

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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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