'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [179r] (359/638)
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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line" would cut off a very long and very narrow strip of
coast to the west of Salwa Bay from the rest of Hasa, and
that alar more satisfactory and reasonable line could be
drawn from the southern end of the Bahr-as-Salwa in a
southerly direction, which would in fact start from much
the same point as a line drawn across the base of the
Peninsula. This would much reduce the extent of the
uncertain area and might offer the possibility of various
eventual compromises for the northern end of the line,
which we could perhaps discuss at Tuesday's meeting.
Incidentally it may "be worth considering having the Bahr-
as-Salwa re-surveyed, so that we may know exactly where
it does in fact end. But this is perhaps mainly a point
for the Service departments.
8. In the circumstances described above our present
attitude therefore is that we should, not only firmly make
our stand on the "blue line" at the outset, "but that we
should put forward a positive claim, preferably on behalf
of the Sheikh of Qatar, to the territory extending right up
tot he northern portion of it. If this seems likely to
lead to serious difficulty,we could eventually compromise
by agreeing to some line running south irom the head of
Salwa Bay. Meanwhile, the view of my higher authorities
here is that everything points to our having to mane a
very early communication about these frontiers, not only to
the Americans,as proposed in our letter 1 No.E* 1206/1206/91
referred to above, but also to Ibn Saud himseli, ii vve ai e
to avoid a great dea^ of trouble later on.
9. I am seeding a copy of this letter to Hind.
G-EO RG-rJ RiilM DxIJL .
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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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