'File 82/27 VIII F 91 QATAR OIL' [212r] (440/468)
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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4. PRESENT SITUATION - FUTURE OPERATIC)MS .
The situation is that the Company have notified
the Ruler of Qatar that they regret that no potable water
has been located at the Bahrain level and that they propose
to consult Mr* Dickson and the Geologists with a view to
deciding what further stops if any can be taken next season.
This notification was accknowledged in courteous
strain by the Ruler•
5. COM 1 ACTS WITH THE RULER AMD HIS ADVISERS.
It was early apparent that the Ruler instigated
probably by Saleh el Mana and Sheikh Hamad the heir apparent
to a lesser degree were fully prepared to exploit to the
full every possible means of extorting more money from the
Company. Various means to this end had occurred to -them
from a close examination of the working of the Kowait Con
Owing to the restricted nature of the operations
the only controversial matter which could not be side
tracked was that of the salaries of the two Sheikhas rep
Considerable correspondence has passed on this
matter and the question is not settled to date (6th May
Arbitration the last resort in such matters is not
favoured by the Ruler.
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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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