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'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [‎171r] (343/638)

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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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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.
z. 1788/34.
Whitehall, S.W.I.
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Sir,
I am directed by the Secretary of State for India
to reisr to cne telegram irom 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. in
the Persian Gruif, T.53 dated 14th March, of which copies
have already been sent to the Foreign Office and the other
interested CLepartments, reporting Colonel Fowle's discussions
with the Sheikh of Qatar on the proposed grant of an oil
concession in respect of the Qatar Peninsula, and making
certain suggestions as to the course of action to be
adopted on the resumption of these discussions on 31st March.
2. Colonel Fowle ? s report emphasises the difficulties
which are likely to be encountered with the Sheikh, and
Sir Samuel Hoare in the light of it agrees, like the
Government of Inaia, with the course of action recommended
by the resident in paragraph 8 of his telegram. Subject
to the concurrence of the Secretary of State for Foreign
Affairs he proposes, therefore, to instruct the Resident
accordingly,
2* I am to request the favour of a very early reply,
^ Copy of this letter is being sent to the Aumiralty,
Air Ministry, War Office and Pt;troleum Department.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
k $jd , J, {X V/ALTOH,
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S.W,1. '

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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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