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'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [‎276r] (557/638)

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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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^rora 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. , Sushi re.
To H.M.'s Secretary of State for India, London.
Repeated to Government of India, New Delhi.
H.M.'s Minister, Jedda.
No.413.
Bated the ??6th April 1934.
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Your telegram No. 1031 and connected
correspondence.
Situation in "brief is that His Majesty^
Government have given to Shaikh of Qatar a definite order
that he is not to give any oil concession without their
consent to 7 ;hich he replied that he would not disohey it
"unless he considered it ^.^as within his right to do so"
paragraph 3 (a) of my telegram No.T/98.
2. 7 It is essential that Shaikh should he impressed
with fact that we mean business troth in regard to ia;
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himself and (in so far as Qatar is concerned) to U) Ihn
Sand on whom the Shaikh relies for support in his schemes
for giving the concession to the Standard cil,^ and whose
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reprisals he fears should he hestow it elsewhere.
With regard to (a). The reconnaissance
suggested in paragraph 6 of my telegram quoted ahov
approved of "by His Majesty's Government should m addition
to collecting useful infoimation show Shaikh that we are
taking an active interest in his area.
4, With regard to (h), 1 suggest that
authorised as soon as possible to iniom the Shaikh
His/
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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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