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'File 10/3 VIII Qatar Oil Concession' [‎33r] (69/456)

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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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p.z. 3072/35.
LONDON, E. C. 2<
3rd May 1935.
G. Laithwaite Esq., C.I.E.,
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. ,
S. W. 1.
Dear Laithwaite,
In confirmation of our telephone conversation
this afternoon, we have just received from Mylies a
telegram sent off today, stating that he has received a
vaguely worded letter of acceptance of the concession
terms with a definite refusal on the Shaikh 1 s part to
sign pending complete agreement between the Shaikh and
His Majesty's Government. The Shaikh offers ten days for
a completion of such agreement and the signature of the
concession, and states that thereafter he considers
himself free to take such action as he thinks fit.
Last night Abadan telegraphed that they had
forwarded to Mylles advice received from the Resident,
that Mylles should confirm in writing to the Shaikh that
agreement had "been reached with the Company, "but that the
Sheikh wished to delay signature until agreement had been
reached between himself and His Majesty's Government.
Mylles has asked Abadan to pass on to the
Resident the gist of the Shaikh's letter received today.
As regards the Agreement between the Company and
His Majesty's Government, I understand that you propose to
send us a fair copy with a view to its early completion*
Yours, &c.,
(Sgd.) L. LEPROY.

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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).

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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' [‎33r] (69/456), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/417, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 19 November 2019]

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