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'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [‎64r] (125/638)

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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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On the 12th March 1934 (at 10.00 hours) the Political
Resident called on Shaikh T Abdullah bin Qasim al Thani,Ruler
of Qatar . The ShaiKh received 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. m his
Qasr in tne town. Tnere were present tne 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. ?
Bahrain, (Lieut-Colonel Loch) ,Shaii£h Hamad bin T Abdullan ana
Salih bin Mani f . Before collee was ordered the Political
Resident opened the discussion bj asicing the Snaiich if ne had
talked the matter over with tne persons present.
Shaiidi. /es: but Salih was not present as he accompanied you.
resident. In short we talked about tne oil concession,and I have
been authorized by Eis Majesty T s Government to inform
you that they would not agree to tne concession being
given to a Company which is not partly British,
bn^ikh. It is unjust for me that I should be prevented from
doing what I think is best in my interest. In Kuwait
the concession is under discussion (here he meant that
the Shaikh of Kuwait has tne option to decide wnat ne
thought best) and in Bahrain where the Government have
influence the concession has been given to a loreign
Company. I ao not think that the G-overnment would ao
injustice m my case.
Resident, (produced Article V of the Treaty). According to tms
you cannot give the concession to any Company without
tne consent of the G-overnment.
*
Shaiidi, I have not yet given any concession,but,il at the
expiry of tne period allowed to the Anglo-Persian Oil
Company,! do not come to an understanding witn them,
I will give a Prospecting License to any Company wno
come forward to me and if alter tne Prospecting License
is over I come to an agreement with them I will submit
/the
*i^ote. It is clear that Shaikh f Abdullah and his advisers nave
been carelully and cleverly tutored.

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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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