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'File 10/3 VIII Qatar Oil Concession' [‎9r] (21/456)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (226 folios). It was created in 9 May 1935-23 Nov 1935. 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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[N.B. — This is an ORIGINAL message sent by AIR MAIL which provides imeatu of communication mor«
expeditious than the ordinary mail and is cheaper than the telegraph. It is intended to he treated,
on receipt, with the same expedition as if it had been telegraphed. To save t i me and to obviate
formalities it is drafted in the form of a telegram. It is authenticated by the signature of a
fd sponsible officer of the Department,}
Olfice of the olltical Kcaldent
No. *toor o ; ia UM Persian Gulfi
V ./137 oi a Dated . ~jgnt- . Canp, Bahrain. 19 i
12th Kay 36.
Political Hesideut,
at Bahrain*
Secretary of State for Indla f London*
Government of India 9 Simla*
i olttical Agent, Bahrain
;u^act 8 Qatar Oil.
In continuation of ny telegram No»T/136 of 11th
May 1936, 1 enclose herewith copies of the correspondence
noted in the
X. Letter No .C/128 of 11th lay 1935 to the
Shaikh of ^atar.
2. Letter Ho .c /129 of 11th my 1936 to the
Shaikh of Qatar. _
3. Letter dated the 11th May 1936 from Hanu
son of the Shaikh of Qatar.
, , 4. Lat er No.C/130 of 11th May -936 to the
Shaikh of Qatar.
r.. 6. Letter dated the 11th May 1936 fro. the
Shaikh of Qatar.
, 6. Letter dated the Uth >,ay 1936 from Mr.
C.^lles, Anglo -Persian Oil Company.
) margin.
) 2. Letter No.1
) makes clear to the
Shaikh that the
j protection given
by His Kiajesty^
Government is on
coalition that the Oil Concession is given to the ^nglo-
i ersian Oil Company, (paragraph 2 (^), and that the protectioi:
is external against serious and unprovoked attacks and reers
to /
s. u.
MFP — 825S&r—{M-i070)—14-9-34—10,0(0

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The volume contains correspondence between 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. in the 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. , the Secretary of State for India and the Sheikh of Qatar about the Qatar Oil Concession and the protection offered to Qatar from His Majesty's Government, in exchange for the Oil Concession granted to the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC).

The volume includes:

There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 215-221).

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1 volume (226 folios)

The papers in the volume are arranged chronologically. There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 215-221). The index is arranged chronologically and refers to documents within the volume; it gives brief description of the correspondence with a reference number, which refers back to that correspondence in the volume.

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The volume has a foliation number on the front top right of each folio. The numbering is in pencil, encircled, it starts on the first page of writing with 1, and ends on the back cover with 226. There is a second foliation, starting on f. 167 (numbered 167) and ending on f. 214 (numbered 193); the numbering from 193-212 reads right to left, as the document is in Arabic.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'File 10/3 VIII Qatar Oil Concession' [‎9r] (21/456), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/417, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 7 December 2019]

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