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'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [‎184r] (369/638)

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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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their part in implementing a guarantee o.: protection it
will be necessary for the Sheikh to .:rant certain faciliti, ©a
Details of these h-^re aire ad,/ oeen xurni a }...i »d in deni
official correspondence betv /ee .a tlie "„ir .lini .try 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. *
9. Prompt and efficient intelligence is essential to
successful air action* at ,resent tiie neoessar^/ intelli/ce o
resources in iatar do not erist and it would be essential
that the Sheikh should -raat per-dssion for n iatelli,;enoe
officer to reside, if necessary 3 i i atarj and in anv erent
v..,.. ..
to allow him or his assistants freedom to travel in v v atar
and to establish and use r/v? ccnjainic vtiorn. i i bat ccuntry.
10. As regards expenditure, tae Council .a. t^rail;- cannot
at this stage give a firm estimate* Cn ti.e assu . oicn,
however, that no acditi c.a. .1 units are r^. quire Collection of papers folded in half and stitched together to form a gathering of folios. id, the
expenditure would be limited to provision of the minor air
facilities and the additional intelli -ence resources
referred to above and, in the event of air operatioia.., audi
expenditure as these nor ...lly entails Past experience,
however, of such operations does not lead the Air Council
to regard this expenditure as likely to be excessive*
H* A copy of this letter has been sent to the : oreign
Office, Admiralty and . ar office*
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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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