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'File 82/27 VIII F 91 QATAR OIL' [‎188r] (388/468)

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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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?.Z. 205/36
I1IDIA OFFICE,
■flUTBHALl., S.W.I.
IZth January, 1937,
Sir,
In reply to your letter of the 7tli December
I am direoted by the Secretary of,State for India to
inform you^ with reference to Article 4 of.the Political
Agreement dated 5th June^ 1935, "between His Majesty's
Government in the United Kingdom and the Anglo-Persian
Oil Company, Limited, that His Majesty's Government approve
the appointment of Mr. E.Y. Packer as the Chief Local
Representative of Petroleum Development (Qatar) Limited
at Qatar. Steps will "be taken through 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. ,
Bahrein, to inform the Sheikh of Qatar accordingly.
Petroleum Development (Qatar) Limited expand in the future
it may be necessary to require the appointment of a
separate Chief Local Representative who would be resident
I am to add that should the activities of
in Qatar.
I am, Sir
Your obedient Servant,
.The Ma n a t n.o TVi -ro r 4 +. o r*

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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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