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'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [‎201r] (405/638)

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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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82/27
XX.
H.M 'b Minister, Jedda.
H.M's Secretary of State for Foreign
Affairs. London, No. 47
Government of India, Foreign and
Political Department, New Delhi. No. 13
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 Bahrain. No. 36
Dated 30th March received 1st April 1934.
Your telegram No. 36 #
My only observations are as follows:
Par graphs 4 and 5. It is ___
equally difficult to estimate here importance of dangers
indicated. to deny that Bin Saud would
foment trouble in interior of Shaikhdoms or seek in
case of Qatar to acquire direct dominating influence
over Shaikhs. He might perhaps cultivate closer
friendly relations with latter. He would almost
certainly pursue not less actively than before policy
of securing adhesion of tribes in hinterland like
Murra and Manas ir though I doubt whether he would
attempt new Ikhwan settlements having regard to failure
of those at Sikak and Anbak. It would be useful to
know whether he still maintains agents at Bar a i mi • See
Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. reports for 1929 and 1930 and compare
Philby 1 s "papty Quarter 1 * pgg es 28 and 77,
Greatest fear of all however is possi-
»ble extension of survey work ot Standard Oil Company
east of Blue line. They now have #.n aeroplane
and I believe they have just obtained not without
difficulty.- -
Telegram
From
To
Repeated to

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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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