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'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [‎68r] (133/638)

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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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Stiaikh. No,when I asked tor help on various occasions I was
as
tola that/the trouble was an internal one tne G-overn-
ment would not give me any help. ( Political A /?emt .
But Sir Percy Cox offered to help you against your
brother,Khalifah,but afterwards you said that you aid
not need the help). Yes,this is true. My position is
not like Kuwait or Bahrain. In Kuwait tne Shai&h was
m trouble with Bin Hashid ana the Government Helped
him when he was m difficulty. In Bahrain Shaikh T Isa
was a refugee in Qatar and it was the G-overnment who
took him to Bahrain and made him a Shaikh. Before the
Treaty with the G-overnment I was an independent Shaikh
and no people could encroach on my territory. The
Qatar people themselves requested me to accept the
shaikhdom and I have documents m support ol tnis.
( Political A^ent . Yes,I have read m my records about
this). I fought against the ? 0man people,Shai-fch Zaid
bin Saqr of Abu Dhabi,ana nave also had a fight with
the Bahrain people. Had it not been for tne Government
I also mignt have been able to extend my territory,
as everyone woula like to extena his Kingaom. It is
tne Treaty tnat haa preventea me from doing this,but
tne Grovermnent did not conler on me tne Snaiidiship.
Resident . I told you yesterday that tnere is something else which
I wanted to tell you. In the past the G-overnment
promised to protect you by sea and also to give their
gooa offices (i.e.,words) m the event of an attach
on you by land. Now the G-overnment are prepared to
protect you against an attack by land ana to help you
7 /1 th the necessary force in case of an attack upon you.
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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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