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'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [‎83r] (163/638)

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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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53/
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Adastral House,
Kings way, <•0.2.
28th February, 1934,
My dear Laithwaite,
As arranged in our telephone conversations, I write
in regard to the air facilities which are essential at . 0 atar
if it is to be possible for the E.A.F, to carry out their
part in implementing a guarantee of protection to the sheikho
You will remember that we agreed in the Kiddle East
Official Committee that it was not necessary to complicate the
draft telegram itself which we prepared for Cabinet approval
with the details of these facilities and that we considered it
sufficient for our purposes in this telegram merely to refer to
them briefly and generally and deal with the details separately
After considering again the papers already sent to
the Eesident, Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , demi-officially, including our demi
official letter of the 29th January, S,32797, I feel that our
original view that Fowle already had full details is not, in
fact, quite substantiated, especially in regard to the vitally
important point of intelligence and I feel that in order to
fulfil our intention to give him all necessary details of
facilities required, it is necessary to send him a further
telegram amplifying the brief reference in paragraph 3 of the
draft wir^, detailing the facilities required, and making quite
clear that the grant of these facilities by the Sheikh is an
essential condition of our giving an undertaking of protection«
'fhese points are, of course, quite well understood over here by
us who have taken oart in the deliberations, but I am not sure
j. *
that, as the papers sent to Fowle stand, our intentions would
be/
aithwaite, Esq.,
ndia Office,
s.wa.

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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)
Arrangement

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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