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'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [‎81r] (159/638)

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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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1 ^ ave Km
)nse quently^ " Jafurah differs from the waterless Ruba-al-Kliali only in possessing a few wells ol
assert' very bitter water and a little scanty grazing; its surface consists of red and burning
that three' san ^-
lively, can: " The Ajman venture into the northern extremity of Jafurah, but the only tribe who
frequent it to any considerable extent are the hardy Al Morrah and even they avoid
entering it unless in winter or in search of a refuge from powerful enemies.
. . . While sojourning in Jafurah the Al Morrah as a rule drink nothing but the milk
of their camels and even cook their rice in the same ; if compelled to swallow water
^ as "aiiiiil f from the wells they first mix it with dried dates to make it more palatable. The
e stenieii(l:it Wahabis have frequently waged war upon the Al Morrah, but Faisal alone, if local
The bounJa tradition is to be believed, succeeded in penetrating with his troops as far as Banaiyan,
and his force was so reduced by the hardships of the desert march that he was
compelled on his arrival there to grant the tribe exceedingly easy terms."
II.— Anglo-Turkish Convention of 1913 (unratified).
'all littoral dii El-Katr.
1 V Khor-al-Oi Article 11.
e dislaiicelie;- 4< Sandjak Ottoman de Nedjd, dont la limite septentrionale est indiquee par la
0 ^ ■] 1S0E ligne de demarcation definie a I'article 7 de cette convention, se termine vers le sud
"■ ri j 1 , esiL ail golfe faisant face a Tile de Zahnounie, qui appartient au dit Sandjak. Une ligne
- ^ b ei1 partant du fond extreme du dit golfe ira directement au Sud jusqu'au Ruba-al-Khali
vest, and bvL et s ^p arera ] e Nedjd de la presqu'ile d'El-Katr. Les limites du Nedjd sont indiquees
iapliicalJ\ iiu p ar uni} 2jg ne bJeue sur la carte annexee a la presente Convention (annexe VA). Le
natMatti: Gouvernement Imperial Ottoman ayant renonce a toutes ses reclamations concernant
rmmg part : j a presqu'ile d'El Katr, il est entendu entre les deux Gouvernements que ladite
sideied to. p re gq U 'ile sera, comme par le passe, gouvernee par le cheikh Djassim-bin-Sani et par
ses successeurs. Le gouvernement de Sa Majeste Britannique declare qu'il ne
permettra pas au ckeikh de Bahraine de s'immiscer dans les affaires interieures d'El
Katr, de porter atteinte a I'autonomie de ce pays, ou de I'annexer."
arks: "Upoc [The blue line in question runs due south from the head of the bay opposite
_a distance off Zaknuniyeh Island to the 20th parallel of latitude, where it meets the line of
ontier exteDilei demarcation between Turkish Arabia and the Aden Protectorate laid down under the
1 not approved Anglo-Turkish agreement of 3rd June 1914.]
_ III.—M b . P iulby's J ourney of 1932.
thern shoreoH Mr. Philby in his crossing of the Ruba-al-Khali in 1932 passed through the
in his territ® Barr-al-Qarah coastal belt with the assistance of Ibn Jiluwi and the Hasa authorities,
1 that on tits turning south-west at Salwa and proceeding thence to the Jabrin Oasis. The
the south tiejE following extract from his book " The Empty Quarter " is of interest, and supplements
the evidence of Mr. Bertram Thomas as recorded in paragraphs 16-18 of the Note :—
p. 28. " Ali Jahman . . . rode far ahead gossiping about his experiences on
a recent tax collecting expedition to the south-eastern districts along the frontier
of Oman. ... I was interested to hear from him that Ibn Sa'ud's influence is
li may perl# f e ^ t to-day in all the Dhahira country, as they call the tract westward of the
3ses of the ^ Oman Massif, including, of course, Buraimi, a Wahhabi centre of long standing,
Nejd]. ^ rfS ; and apparently even Ibri. These tax collecting expeditions scarcely perhaps do
a on the sot" more than pay the expenses involved in equipping and sending them out, but
of about ^ they do tend to spread the gospel of Wahhabi peace and Arabian unity. Slowly
he south of it I 8 but surely the ripples of stable government broaden outwards from the centre
e authorities anc l the Manasir may be counted to-day as subjects of Ibn Saud, who asks little
of them but the acceptance of his sovereignty and the maintenance of his
peace. . . ."
[TO.—The Manasir tribe are concentrated in the Abu Dhabi area, ranging from
liok^ Qatar to the Baraimi Oasis.]
r n lo c | a od 1 —Note of Discussion with Sir Percy Cox on 20th February 1934 on Question of
^ tl]eO sf:: Boundaries of Qatar.
0)i^ Consequent on the recent investigations into the southern boundary of Qatar
' a tar P^ r cy Cox was good enough to come to 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. on 20th l^ebruary to
l ied' W' discuss the conversations reported in Colonel Dickson's despatch. Confidential, No. 143,
b ea( : 1 . oft of 4th July, to have taken place between Sir Percy, Ibn Saud and Major Holmes in
e 0 1 }111U November/December 1922.

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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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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