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'F.85 File 82/27-IV Qatar Oil' [‎95r] (198/422)

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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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gereonal . The Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. ,
BUSHIRB, the 30th MAY, 1934.
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Many thanks for your personal IU0. of 14th
May 1934.
1 don't think that it made any difference to the
situation that an Intelligence Officer did not accompany
the A.P.O.C. on their reconnaissance in Qatar, This
situation as you know is as follows. ie are ready to
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promise the Sheikh protection, but not until he gi^es
the oil concession to the A.P.O.G. So far he has steadily
refused to do thisfc
(a) because the A.P.O.G. do not see their way to
accepting his large financial demands.
(b) because he is afraid of Bin Saud with whom he
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has certain vague and subterranean arrange
ments which have rendered our offer of
protection less attractive than it might
have been.
If an Intelligence Officer had accompanied the A .P.O.G.
party it would not have affected the Shaikh^s views in any
way, and we would have been exactly where we are now.
2. #ith regard to (b) above, I have informed the
| / Shaikh on behalf of His Majesty^ Government that his
arrangements with Bin Saud are against his treaty with us
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Marshal O.S.Burnett,
L t C.B.,0 .b .E., D.S.0.,
^ r Off i cer Commanding,
'Iraq Command,BAGDAD.

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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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