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'File 10/3 VII Qatar Oil Concession' [‎98r] (210/536)

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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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as to who might "be behind Major Holmes, but thought it
probable that it was the Eastern and General Syndicate again.
Xhey thought it most unlikely that he was acting in any way
on behalf of the Standard. The chances of the latter had
not been improved by Ibn Saud's raising the boundary
question, which had stiffened the Sheikh's attitude.
4. The Company's representatives enquired what the
attitude of H.k.G. would be if negotiations now broke down
and if the Sheikh subsequently intimated his desire to grant
the concession to another company on less favourable terms
than had been offered by the A.P.O.C. It was pointed out
to than that the attitude of H.M.G. to any fresh competitor
must depend largely on circumstances; that there were
great difficulties in urging the Sheiich to give the A.P.O.u.
what would in effect be a continuing ontion on the
concession on whatever terms they were at this stage
prepared to offer; but that in t-rie xirst p^ace, so far a
the Standard of California were concerned, it seemed most
unlikely that an American Company would be prepared to
accept the British safeguards which the Sheikh was aware
were a sine qua non of H.M.G.'8 approval to the grant ol
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any concession, while so far as other companies who mifdit
comply with these conditions were concerned there seemed
no reason why the SheiKh, if his negotiations with
A.P.O.C. broke down on the question of finance, should be
prepared to accept less favourable terms from another
company. The "British safeguards" would of course be of
universal application.
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. ,
28th March, 1935.

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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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