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'File 10/3 VII Qatar Oil Concession' [‎8r] (30/536)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (261 folios). It was created in 17 Jan 1935-30 Apr 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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adoption tiy the Company as the soutnern liiuit of their
concession, ior, as we made clear to them in the
discussion on 10th January, the limit of their
concession need not necessarily he as extensive as
that of the sheikh*s territories recognised hy
or of any protection which they might give to him.
5. It is arguable, on the other hand, that now
that we nave reason to helieve tnat the Jehel Dukhan
structure is likely to he petroliferous there might
he advantage in the Company endeavouring straibht
away to secure a line running from the head of the
Dohat as Salwa to just north of tne Khor al Oaeia and
giving them at any rate tne northern part of tne hills
marked as Qern Ahu Wail on their nap.
4. On the whole, however, I think we should ao
hest to reply to them in the terms of the draft
enclosed? Satisfactory as it would he if we could
include in their concession the small additional area
referred to in paragraph 3, I am inclined to douht,
given the political complexities with which we are at
present faced, if it is worth raising this issue. If
we can reacn a satisfactory agreement with Ibn 3aud as
regards/

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The volume contains correspondence and telegrams between 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. , 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. and 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 with the Shaikh of Qatar, the Foreign Office, the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) on the borders of Qatar, the oil concession and the relations of the Shaikhdoms with Ibn Saud.

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There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 250-256).

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1 volume (261 folios)
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The papers in the file are arranged chronologically. There is an index at the end of the volume, on folios 250-256. 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 foliation is on the front top right of each folio. The numbering is in pencil, mostly encircled, starting with 1 on the first page of writing and ending on back cover with 261. There is a second foliation, uncircled, starting from folio 26 (numbered 25) and ending on folio 101 (numbered 100).

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'File 10/3 VII Qatar Oil Concession' [‎8r] (30/536), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/416, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100024084949.0x00001f> [accessed 15 October 2019]

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