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'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [‎195r] (391/638)

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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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the standing exajrrple of Trinidad where not less than
50yd of uiie oil nad to be refined looal3.y, ifir «Af<ne¥, 1 .
novjever, tij-Oix^ho tnat a niodern Agreement rnade in Iiondon
might have great weight, and he mentioned that British
Companies were coming up against this difficulty more
and more in their relations with foreign countries.
They would rather give H.M.G. their safeguard in some
other way than in a formal public document. Mr. Seal
said that the Admiralty felt that in Qatar they might go
rather further in insisting on their refining desiderata
than in Koweit though, if course, they would not press
the Company beyond reason . Mr. Agnew suggested as a
possible solution that the I.P.O. might be asked to give
H.M.G. a letter saying that the Company would be
prepared at all times to discuss with H.M.G# the question
of refining and that H.M.G. would have the right as soon
as production in Qatar amounted to a modern refining
unit to ask the Company to erect a refinery. He explained
that this would mean the erection of a refinery when
production reached say 2,COO tons a day or 700,000 tons
a year. They would expect H.M .G. to treat them
reasonably in regard to this obligation if it proved
impossible to find a market for the oil» At all costs
he wished to avoid the appearance of a refining clause
ii/a formal Agreement. Sir Louis Kershaw asked whether
this letter would be obtained before the Government
Agreement was signed. Mr, Agnew said he thought it
would be best that the letter should be sent say a month
after the signature of the Government Agreement but
that a guarantee might be obtained before signature of
the Agreement that such a letter would be forthcoming.
He/

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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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