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'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [‎66r] (129/638)

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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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encroacji upon my territory because I am very I'nenaiy
witn mm ana do not do anything which aispieases him
besides my giving him something.
Resident . According to Bin Sa r ud f s Treaty with the British
G-overnment he cannot intertere m your affairs and
it is because of your Treaty with the Government
that he cannot do anything and it he does,the Govern
ment will prevent him. And you are the Ruler of all
Qatar and the Treaty extends to the whole of i^atar.
Shaikh . But I ao not see why I should be compelled to give
the concession to the Anglo-Fersian Oil Company. If
the Anglo-Persian Oil Company do not offer me good
terms according to the agreement between me and their
representative and I am not satisfied with what they
offer,and if I am not allowed by the Government to
give it to others I will leave the oil in its place
and give it to no one. I lived all this time without
oil. I am now frightened of this Company. I thought
that whenever trouble arises between me and the
Company,the Government will act as an arbitrator
between us. I now see that it is the Government wno
is fighting to get the concession for tne Anglo-
Persian Oil Company. If this is the case to whom can
I submit my complaint against them if tney happen to
take tne concession.
Resident . The Government want Your Excellency to give the oil
concession to the Anglo-Persian Oil Company but they
would not necessarily compel you to give it to them.
They would not agree to the concession being given to
a Company which is not partly British. If you give
the concession to the Anglo-Persian Oil Company they
/are

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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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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