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'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [‎202r] (407/638)

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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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difficulty Bin Saud'e perisission to bring it into
use In Itejd. Agent he»thas given me a map
sheet prepared by geologists which gives nothing
away but suggests that survey le planned on an
ambitious scale.
Paragraph m 6»_ i have not yet received
Kuwait report referred to but I am
i£x$s±x impressed by danger of Bin Saud getting
Shaikh ci Qatar into his pocket# See my letter
of 27th February to Mr. C. Warner.
Paragrap hs 7 and 8 , I consider
(a) urjBafe in view of activity of American survey—
-ors. Even if informed as suggested by United
States Government Standard Oil Company might take
view that Bin Saud's permission, especially if sup-
-ported by a promise to see them through, might
justify survey in an area where his influence pre-
-dominates and where there is no other authority.
Philby f s journey east of Blue Line under King f s
auspices would serve as some sort of precedent.
I also incline to(b) but cannot judge
finally until I receive Correspondence with Angora,
which cannot reach me before April 3rd at soonest.
If United States Embassy there have roccely asked
for and received copies of Anglo -Turkish Conventions
I suggest that it would be desirable to tell Sadi
Government that request is understood to have been
made in order to ascertain limits of Saudi territory
and British sphere of influence whfoh £ Majc
Government Consider shall be determined by Conventions
in question.^•

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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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