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'F.85 File 82/27-IV Qatar Oil' [‎13r] (34/422)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (207 folios). It was created in 1 May 1934-1 Jul 1934. It was written in English. 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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Telegram xx
®rom
Secretary of State for India, LOHDON.
Political Hesident, Bush!re* No»1154
HeDeated to G-overniPent of India, Simla* Ho♦1155
H.M, r s Minister, J edda. No.1156
Dated 2nd (received 3rd ) MAY 19 34.
ntPOBTAW*
Your telegram of 1st May 439»
We should still prefer that Loch should at once
proceed to and make oral communication to Shaikh on
the lines proposed in paragraph 3 belovu If Shaikh asks
for confirmation in -writing he can "be given it in words
of that paragraph. Unless you see strong ohjection please
instruct Loch accordingly,
2. As our note -was handed in at Jedda so long ago
as April 28th it seems desirable to despatch communication
£ ahthorised in my telegram of 1st May Nq.1133 immediately,
leaving communication regarding Blue Line to follow.
passed on to Ibn Saud. It is essential therefore that it
should contain nothing which could he represented as
acceptance h|c us of frontier for Qatar running across "base
of peninsula. We are anxious also so to word communication
that it will "be consistent with attitude we have adopted
at Jedda, viz. that as matter of courtesy we are informing
Ibn Saud of American enquiry on subject on which we assume
3
Any communication made by us to Shaikh may be
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The volume contains correspondence 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, the 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. in London, the Shaikh of Qatar, ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, and the Foreign Office in regard to the southern borders of Qatar, the Qatar oil concession and the relations of the Shaikhdom with ‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd (Ibn Sa‘ūd), King of Saudi Arabia. There is also correspondence regarding an air reconnaissance of Qatar to be carried out via RAF flying boats, which took place on 9 May 1934, including reports of the reconnaissance (folios 147-154).

Some of the documents in the volume are marked as secret or confidential.

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1 volume (207 folios)
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The documents in the volume are mostly arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the volume, (folios 196-202). The file notes are arranged chronologically and refer to documents within the volume; they give brief description of the correspondence with reference numbers in red crayon, which refer back to that correspondence 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'. of each folio.The numbering begins on the title page, on number 1, and ends on the inside of the back cover, on number 207.

There is another foliation sequence, incomplete.

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