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'F.85 File 82/27-IV Qatar Oil' [‎121r] (250/422)

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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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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA,
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From
Political,
Bahrain.
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To
Resident,
Eushire
Xo. 0/591-10/3.
Dated
.2th June
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Qatar Oil. Your Express Letter 509-S June 2nd.
2. DKAiMxI is markea on the Map of Arabia 1" - 32 miles at
54° East and just south of 24° North. Al ? u\ailah is marked
'A^ailah, about 30 miles south of Yas Island. Dhafrah was used by
my informant in a general sense for the Lianasir country two days ?
journey east of Al 'U^ailah.
3. I will arrange to get hold of bedouin who know the area
between ^atar and Abu Dhabi through Snaikh Hamad bin Isa.
4. I am arranging for a man to go to Sakak and Mbak, and if
I possible, to take photographs.
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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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