'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [24r] (64/638)
The record is made up of 1 volume (319 folios). It was created in 22 Feb 1934-30 Apr 1934. It was written in English and Arabic. 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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H»¥ t T s Secretary of State for India,
Government of India, Foreigp and Political
Department, New Delhi. ^o,58?.
Repeated to 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. , Bushire. ^o # &83.
Dated 2nd (received 3rd j March, 1 934.
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Your telegram of January ^9th, .MOo^0 4 and
His Majesty's Crovernment are prepared to give
(A)0 Shaikh a guarantee in respect of unpro voiced aggression 'by
land in return for grant "by him of an Oil Concession to
Anglo-Persian Oil Company (acting fcr 'Iraq Petroleum
Company) "but are anxious to confine it to major aggression ,
l # e. to unprovoked attack by Ruler of a neighbouring State
and to major Bedouin raids. xhey could not without
establishing regular defensive system cm frontier -which
they cannot contemplate give an assurance that in no
circumstances would any small hostile force be allowed to
cross Q^atar boundary and they cannot accept liability for
meeting minor, raids. ^'ore over here in Kuwait they wo uld
of course expec^ Shaikh to take reasonable steps for his own
defence and for maintaining it in order in his own borders.
If as His Majesty's Government hope a guarantee within these
limits will satisfy Shai Mi they suggest tl at it might be
in lollowmg team t that ''in the event of anv serious and
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"UKprovoked attack His Majesty's Government will come to his
assistance and maintain independence of his State".
His Majesty's Governraorit have considered as an
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The volume contains correspondence and notes of meetings 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 and ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, Shaikh of Qatar, the Foreign Office, the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) and H.M.'s Ministry at Jedda in regard to the southern borders of Qatar, the Qatar oil concession and the relations of the Shaikhdom with the King of Saudi Arabia, ‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd (Ibn Sa‘ūd). There are documents in Arabic, mainly letters to and from the Sheikh of Qatar. Some of the documents in the volume are marked as confidential.
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- 1 volume (319 folios)
The documents in the volume are arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the volume (folios 305-311). The notes refer to documents within the volume; they give a brief description of the correspondence with a reference number in blue or red crayon or ink, which refers back to that correspondence in the volume.
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The main foliation is in pencil in circled numbers, in the top right of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. The numbering starts starts on the first folio of writing with 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D; and runs through to 312, which is the last number given on the last folio of the volume. There is a blank page at the beginning and three at the end of the volume.There is also another sequence, which is incomplete, written in pencil, in the top right corner, starting with 39 on folio 37 and ending with 299 on folio 312.
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