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'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [‎220r] (445/638)

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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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On the 4th April iy34r at lb.00 hours 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.
and 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. saw the Shaikh, his sons, T Ali and Hamad,
and Salih al Mana f at the Qasr.
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. askea the ShaiJm whether ne haa any
reply to the letter which had been hanaea to him. The Shaikh
produced a written reply which was read out to Salih al Mana f
and handed to 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. . Some discussion took place
wiiicii was led round to whether it was possible to find a bnage
between the Anglo-Persian Oil Company and the Shaikh. In
particular he was asked whether he had re ^uested the Company
to pay him an higher royalty instead of a lump sum and a royalty.
He said that he had not aone so. 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. said that
it appeared tnat his demands were higher than those made m the
case of the Bahrain Concession,to wmch the Shaikh re^lieo that
he did not know about tnat. He said that he thought W-t tne
money would not come out of the pockets of the Company, but tnat
their profits would be so large that they coulo. easily afford
to pay him five lakhs a year in addition to tne roy^ltieo. It
appeared,however, that it was impossible to fapeeeed persuaae him
that there was any necessity to lower Ms terms and. it was not,
ot course, possible to do anything which might commit the Compa y
to increase theirs, though the Political Resiaent so.ia tnat
would do what was possible to see tnat he receives gooa terms,
should ne give the Concession to the iaiglo-Persian Oil Company.
It was also emphasised that if he aid not give it to tne ^ 0
Persian Oil Company he would not give it to anyone and then
Qatar would loose all the benefits from oil ana tne political
Hesident asked what would his relatives think H he looses O oo
ra0Iley - the
Tne conversation then turned on to /bounaanes o ^a ar.
The Shaikh reiterated that his boundary as on th A o
Persian Oil Company's map. He saia that there was a neutral
zone between him and Abu Dhabi from Khor al Odaid to tne
/Sabak^ah

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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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