'F.85 File 82/27-IV Qatar Oil' [79r] (166/422)
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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No:C /494-10/3. Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,
Baiu-ain, the 7th May 1934.
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Lieuteaant-Colonel Gordon Loch, I.i.,
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. ,
The Officers Comasnding Betaohaent,
(1). S03 (P.B) Squadron, H.A.F
(2). 84 (B) Squadron, R.A.F.,
I hare the honour to refer to Memoranda No;S/l0840/l
dated the 28th April 1934 regarding the reconnaissance of Qatar
and to inform you that Shaikh 'Abdullah bin ■asim al Thani,
has been informed that aircraft will shortly fly over his
territory, but that they are only doing so for a friendly
reconnaissance; and he has been asked to instruct his tribes
men to afford eyery help, should there be a forced landing.
2. Shaikh 'Abdullah bin asim has replied that there
is no objection to the reconnaissance and that he will issue
the necessary instructions. He has, howerer, pointed out
that his territory is no* a gathering place for tribes not
under his control, who cose for the purpose of grazing, and
who nay not heed his instructions if their animals are
stampeded. She Shaikh, therefore, particularly requests that
the aircraft may keep far away from camels or other animals.
I uaderstand that the aircraft will be flying at an high
altitude, but should be grateful if you would give particular
orders that aircraft should avoid flying so near to animals
that they may be frightened by the noise.
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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)
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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