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'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [‎198r] (397/638)

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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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Translation or letter Ko:C/k!18 datea tlie 19th March 1934
from 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. , Bahrain,to Shaiidt 'Abdullah bin
^asim al Thani,Ruler 01 ^atar.
After compliinents.
During 1 our recent visit to you in Qatar it was
arranged that we should return after the ? ia on the 31st
March 1934,equivalent to the 15th Dhul Hajj 1352,to see you
again regarding the matter of which we spoke. In the mean
time the honourable the rolitical Hesident,Lieutenant-Colonel
T.G.Fowle,G«B.E.,thinks that it is possible that there maj
be points over which you may require lurther information
and he has,therefore, asked me to send Saiyid r Abdul Hazzaq,
who knows about this matter,so that he may inform you about
it,or if he cannot himself do so,he will be able to have the
details ready so that they may be clear to the Honourable
the Hesident when he returns to ,atar.
I hope that the good rain which we have had,praise God,
in Bahrain has also fallen in ^atar so that the hardships ol
the people may become less. I hope that you are in good
health,
usual Ending.

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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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