'File 10/3 VIII Qatar Oil Concession' [30r] (63/456)
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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The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors.
WHITEHALL, S.W. 1.
P,Z.3072/35. ^th May 1935.
My dear Sterndale Bennett,
You will have seen the telegrams which have been passing
about the Qatar oil negotiations. Fowle is now proceeding to
Qatar with a view to clinching matters with the Sheikh, who
has, we understand from Lefroy's letter of 3rd May of which
a copy is enclosed, given the Company a vaguely-worded
letter of acceptance of their proposals, coupled Y /ith
intimation that his acceptance is subject to acceptance by
His Majesty's Government of his requirements of them and that
he requires a decision within 10 days from apparently 3rd May.
2. Y/e need not perhaps attach too much importance to the
Sheikh's time limit, but it will be desirable to arrange in
the immediate future for the signature of the Qatar
Government Agreement, which was for practical purposes agreed
early last year as a result of discussions between the
interested Departments and the Anglo-Persian Oil Company,
and I enclose a copy of it in its latest form with a few
minor amendments, which has now been sent to Lefroy under my
letter of to-day of which a copy is also enclosed.
Sterndale Bennett, Esq., C .M.G., M.C.,
About this item
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:
- copies of the Concession and copies of correspondence with the Sheikh, in English and Arabic, and copies of the agreement between the British Government and APOC;
- draft clauses of pre-emption of oil in case of national emergency or war (ff. 38-39 and 74-75);
- correspondence from Air Headquarters to 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. in Bahrain on the planning of an air reconnaissance of the neighbourhood in Doha;
- letters in English and Arabic from Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. informing the Shaikh of the reconnaissance and of the visit from 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. , who gave him a Medal in commemoration of the King-Emperor's Silver Jubilee (f. 140).
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.
- Physical characteristics
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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