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'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [‎56r] (109/638)

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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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in the 5Teutra ,l Zone "between Tooundaries (l) and {2)
otherwise Bin SaMid and the Standard Oil of California
can claim that the concession runs up to Boundary (l)
since a statanent by us tha + the Central ^one is a ^o
Man's Tiand is not sufficient to prevent these parties
regarding it as their sphere.
(4). W e ar e c arm i 11 ed to re far d i rr KHCR
ODIIJ) as "belonging to ShaiMi 0^ Ahu Bhahi ?jho therefore
can prohahly lay clain to have s^ay over an indeterminate
area of the hinterland.
3, There would thus appear to he the following
possible courses of action,
(a) to declare on behalf of the Bhaikh of Qatar
that his boundary runs up to the Blue Line, which
is
presumably^out of the question*
(b) to allow Bin ^a'ud if he presses the matter
to take his boundary up to Boundary (l), which we do
not want.
(c) to work for the creation of a Qatar Neutral
Zone between Boundaries (l) and (s) on the same lines as
the Kuwait Neutral "one, i.e. Bin Sa T ud and the Shaikh
of Qatar to have equal rights, no concession to be given
in the ssone without the consent of both, and Shaikh of
Qatar's consent to be subject to that of His Majesty's
Gove mm en t •
(d) to support the claim of Abu ^habi to the
Neutral Zone which would thus become a buffer State between
Q^atar and Bin 3a 1 ud •

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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)
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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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