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'F.85 File 82/27-IV Qatar Oil' [‎48r] (104/422)

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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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liill you kindly refer to your telegram No;458 dated
^7 the 4th May 1934 about the ^atar Reconnaissance.
2. I appreciated when I sent my telegram No:477 dated
/i the 3rd May 1934 to the Air Officer Commanding, that it was
important that the reconnaissance should take place quickly
after the communication to Bin Sa'ud. But I did not know
that a communication had already been made on the 28th April
(though the second paragraph of Sir Andrew Byan's telegram
No:71 dated the 25th April, a copy of which was received on
April , showed that he contemplated an early commun
ication). Local action was taken immediately on the receipt
of the orders contained in your telegram No:450 dated the
^ 2nd May 1934 (indeed, the telegram came about 20.30 hours in
the evening and the launch left next morning for Qatar at
09.00 hours), and I trust that all will go well.
3. But I venture to hope that you will feel able to
urge upon His Majesty f s Government that, should any such matter
I arise in the tuture, it would be of great help, and possibly
prevent untoward consequences, if local Officers could be given
the opportunity to make their preparations before a communication
like that to the Sa^di Arab Government is delivered. For
I example, the aircraft might have been assembled here, and
arrangements have been made to warn the Shaikh of Qatar,
immediately the communication had been handed to the Sa T udi Arab
I Government. i need not enlarge on the point, but it does seem
/to me

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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.

Extent and format
1 volume (207 folios)
Arrangement

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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