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'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [‎122r] (241/638)

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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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COPY.
SAVING-RAM.
Prom :
H.M.Minister,
Jedda.
Despatched 13/2/34
To :
Foreign Office.
Repeated to Bushire and India,
No. 8 Saving.
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Addressed to Foreign Office No. 8 Saving Repeated to Bushire
and Govt, of India.
Your despatch No. 39 and Mr. C.Earner 1 s letter of February 1.
I lack various papers but submit the following observations
for what they are worth.
Ibn Saud is always loath tojaccept theory that he is a
successor to the Turks whom he would regard as usurpers not
entitled to alienate his ancestral rights. He might for
present political reasons accept blue line but only I think
if states under what amounts to British protection came up to
it on the other side.
I do not consider that any distinction can be made between
Saudi Government and Ikhwan who were Ibn Saud's creation.
Ibn Saud almost certainly regards Murra tribe as his
subjects; see my despatch No. 32 of 27/2/32. I believe that
he has sent two punitive expeditions against them in last
three years. He has also created Ikhwan settlements in their
country including those at Sikak and Anbak mentioned in Philb^s
Empty Quarter page 50. Three Murra settlements one of which
was apparently Sikak were represented at Ikhwan conference at
Riyadh in 1928. Rihani mentions others which I cannot place.
I agree that it would be preferable not to raise question
unnecessarily with Ibn Saud but if he learns that we have
defined frontier of Qatar as suggested he will probably
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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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