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'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [‎111r] (219/638)

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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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Telegram XI. No. 739. Dated 19th (reed. 20th) March 1934.
Fron t j « Secretary of State f or India, London.
Y 0 Viceroy (F« & P 0 Department) New Delhi,
(Repeated H.,M l s Minister, Jedda, No 6 740 and
' ^ 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 the 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. ,
Bahrain, No t 741) 0
IMPORTANT^
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lour telegram of 17th instant No,644c Qatar
Boundary. We are postponing meeting of Middle East
Committee to 23rd March,
2, foreign Office Legal Advisers are now of opinion
that wo are on strong legal international grounds in
maintaining Blue Line against Ibn Saud in all circumstance.
Foreign Office also consider that there is likely to be m
practice very substantial difficulty m maintaining either
a vacuum or a neutral zone against Ibn Saud and in any
event regard neutral zone in the light of experience of
Kuwait as unsatisfactory solution. Subject to Fowle 's
promised express letter when received and to your and ms
further comments which please telegraph before Friday
aro now contemplating following course of action
(a) Blue Line to be maintained as eastern boundary of
Saudi Arabia * If some compromise is at later
date essential Barr A1 Qarah and its hinterland
to be given to Ibn Saud?,
- (b) Line suggested in paragraph 3(b) of your teleg
under reply or similar line to be laid down ao
present limit of oil concession and of our
guarantee/-

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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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