'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [163r] (327/638)
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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I agree witti 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. tiiat Article 6 of the
Treaty of Jedda is a formidable harrier to the absorption
of ^atar by Ibn 3aud^ I arn not equally confident that it
would help us to prevent an arrangement between them
defining a common boundary, even though it disregarded the
Dlue line. I have difficulty in believing - though this is
outside my province - that the Sheykh would regard any
boundary of his dominions otherwise than as a boundary
between him and Ibn Saucu
I am worried over the more general question of Ibn
Baud's relations with the Trucial Jaeykhs. In his
/-memorandum of January 26, paragraph 11, Laithwaite refers
incidentally to the "exercise (by Ibn 8aud) as at present
of an informal influence and the receipt from our iirab
clients of payments which we do not recognise and the
existence of which we ignore." Ought we not perhaps to
watch more closely the informal influence, which has become
so patent in the case of the 3heykh of ^atar since his visit
last year to Riyadh? Ought we not to keep a more definite
record of observable contacts, e .g., the visls of members of
"the ruling families to Mecca ana, if possible, to Ibn
Jiluwi in Hasa? Ought we to ignore quite s® readily money
payments, which, if regular, can only appear in Arab eyes
as tribute to an over-lord?
I do not call to mind off hand any payment except those
made by the Sheykh of Qatar. If there are others, it would
' 0 e useful to know of them. Even as regards the Sheykh of
Qatar the information seems to be sketchy. In 1930 prior
reported very confidentially (See the enclosures in your
- (E.4861/4861/91) of September 12, 1930} that the Jieykh
admitted to paying a secret subsidy of Rupees 100,000 a year
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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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