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'F.85 File 82/27-IV Qatar Oil' [‎84r] (176/422)

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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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K CLOSURE IN FOREIGN OFFICE
,G LETTER DATED 7 ^ JUN r
" N irHlS DOCUMENT IS THE PROPERTY OF HIS BRITANNIC MAJESTY'S GOYERKMENT
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EASTER N (Arabia ). May 16, 193 '4
confidential. Section 2,
[E 3167/279/91] No. 1.
Sir A. Ryan to Sir John Simon.—(Received May 16.)
HIS^Majesty's Minister at Jedda presents his compliments to His Majesty's
principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and has the honour to transmit
to him copy of his note to the Acting Saudi Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated
the 28th April, respecting the Qatar boundaries and the Anglo-Turkish conven
tions of 1913 and 1914.
Jedda, April 28, 1934.
9 C
Enclosure in No. 1.
Sir A. Ryan to Acting Saudi Minister for F oreignAffairs.
(After Compliments.) iqqj .
Your Excellency, Jedda, April 28, 1934.
I HAVE the honour to state that I have received instructions from His
Maiesty's Government in the United Kingdom to inform the Government of His
Maiesty King Abdul Aziz, as a matter of courtesy, that the Government of the
United States of America have recently asked them for information regarding the
treatv basis of the territorial status and boundaries of certain territories and
spheres of influence in Eastern Arabia, and have been furnished m reply with
copies of the Anglo-Turkish conventions of the 29th July, 1913, and of the
9th March, 1914. I enclose, for convenience of reference, copies of these conven
tions, the second of which was ratified and published. , , ,
It has been pointed out to the United States Government that while the
Anglo-Turkish convention of 1913 was not ratified, the boundary laid down m
article 11 of that convention is mentioned, adequately defined and definitely
adopted in article 3 of the ratified convention of 1914, which in the view of His
Majesty's Government remains operative. Since article 7 of , the
1913 contains provisions regarding the frontier of Koweit, the attration of the
United States Government has also been drawn to the subsequent Koweit-Nejd
Boundary Convention of the 2nd December, 1922.
J With highest respects,
ANDREW EYAN.
[106 q—2]

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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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