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'File 10/3 VIII Qatar Oil Concession' [‎10r] (23/456)

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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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to o^rious incursioxui and no't t^o small raids • Thatr His
Majesty's Gcv^nmsnt «3Q>«ct ths Shaikh to taks b JLX reasonable
steps for his own as fence and for maintaining order within his
own frontlsri (paragraph 2 (h))# The letter goes on to
explain (paragraph 8 (c)) that His Majesty's Govermaent propose
to assist the Shaikh through the Koyal Air force t while para
graph 2 (d) covers the air facilities which His Majesty's
GoveruMnt expect should be put at their disposal* ^t
stated in 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. telegram Mo •636 of the 2na ifeirch l f i;34
that two landing grounds would be required• In a^y letcer the
number is not spec H ied t so if more are necessary they can be
used* The last part of paragraph 2 (d) covers the visits
of aircraft and Officers to qatar whenever the Air Officer
Commanding considers necessary f while the last sentence of
this paragraph covers Intelligence activities on the part 02
the Royal Air Ftoree#
/ f."
3, Letter Ko«2 recapitulates all the points in connection
with Jurisdiction* Paragraph 6 limits His majesty's Govern
ment's support in internal affairs to difliculties aris
from the presence of the Oil Company. The last sentence of
this paragraph was inserted at the Shaikh 's request and is
innocuous* ] aragraph 7 mentions what is ui coarse otvious
that the arrangefiients entered into are subject to the Oil
Concession being given to the Anglo -Persian Oil Company*
4. l^vur N«.3 la from Uaawd proaialng to aflcapt on hia
aocasoion tUe 'Craaty of 191b •
✓ t vZ
6, Lattar Ko.4 la to the Shaikh auggaatia* that the ifeaty
of 1916 ahould ba converted into an haira and eucceseor one,
and in letter Ko*6 the Shaikh agrees*

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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' [‎10r] (23/456), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/417, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 29 March 2020]

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