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'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [‎159r] (315/638)

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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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Government . Blue line affords only valid and legal
tasis for any boundary at all between British and
Saudi spheres in south eastern Arabia, But it
may at any moment become acute owing to oil or air
developments and objections to leaving it indeter-
-mitate any longer are therefore serious.
4, On the other hand while this issue may
in any event have to be faced before long His Majesty*
tion) Government accede reluctantly unnecessarily
provoking major dispute with Ibn Said particularly
illien he is already in difficulties with Iman of Yemen,,
Moreover as a result of such challenge to his
position, Ibn Saud while outwardly maintaining friend-
rly relations, were to endeavour to stir up desert
tribes against Shaikhs of Qatar or (less probably)
Abu Dhabi the resulting situation might be difficult
since His Majesty's Government while under no formal
by ,
obligation to defend them A land might have tdconsiaer
lending them assistance* Without complete necess-
-ary organisation in Qatar ( which must await general
agreement with Shaikh about oil coKicession and proposed
guarantee of protection ) this would be most difficult•
TheriS is also danger that Ibn Saud when faced with
possibility of having to accept Blue Line might in®
-trigue to strengthen his informal influence in Qatai
or Tnucial shaikhdoms. Possibility must also not
be overlooked that Ibn Saud's reaction to challenge^
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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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