'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [176r] (353/638)
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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our official letter No. E 1206/1206/91 of to-day's
date to you.
3. A second point which has emerged is that
the 1914 Convention speaks of the blue line as
separating the Turkish territory from the "territory"
of Qatar, and not merely, as in the case of the 1913
Convention, from the "peninsula" of C c atar. We are now
of opinion that this further strengthens our case for
contending that the negotiators of the Convention
intended to regard the territories to the east of the
•"blue line" as politically appertaining to the
Sheikhdom of Qatar and not merely as geographically
attached to the Qatar peninsula. This point seems to
me important because, as I have said above, I personally
entirely share Ryan's view that there will be little or
no hope of getting Ibn Saud to accept a frontier, so to
speak, against a vacuum, and that, if we are to maintain
the "blue line" as a real and valid boundary, it will
be essential to take up some positive attitude about
the political status of the territory to the east of it.
4. In this connexion it is perhaps relevant to
note that Article 6 of the Treaty of Jedda does not
merely commit Ibn Saud to maintaining peaceful relations
with the Sheikhs of Qatar and the Qnan coast, but also
constitutes a clear recognition by him of the special
treaty relations of His Majesty's Government with those
Sheikhs - a recognition which seems to me to preclude
Ibn Saud frcm himself acquiring or claiming any kind of
overlordship or suzerainty over those Sheikhs or over any
territory which we can reasonably claim to fall within
their sphere. It seems to me in fact that Article 6 of the
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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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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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