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'File 10/3 VII Qatar Oil Concession' [‎61r] (136/536)

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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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"redraft without alteration of the sense" no special
difficulty need he anticipated.
Article 15 . I gather that the Company agree.
Article 16 of telegram of 36th February. From the
telegram of 28th February you will see that the Sheikh
has now agreed to the retention of the refertnce to 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. .
Article 1 7. The Company, I gather from Lefroy, do not
at all like this and feel that if the sheikh is to he
at liberty to disapprove of "any employee" and if the
Company are thereupon to he hound to dismiss hiin ? they
may find themselves in a difficult position. I said
that here, as elsewhere, it seemed desirable for the
Company, if they wished to get this concession, to meet
the Saeikh on all points that were not entirely
fundamental, but that possibly they might think it
v/orth while asking IVy lies to get a rather clearer
definition from the sheikh of the precise type of
employee to whom he wished to be in a position to object
He might wish for a completely free hands he might, on
the other hand, be chiefly concerned to be able to
object to individual Arabs or other native employees.
I gather that the Company will probably do this.
Article 18/

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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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