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'File 10/3 V Qatar Oil Concession' [‎81r] (176/527)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (254 folios). It was created in 14 May 1934-19 Jul 1934. 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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.17th June., 1334 .
Dear Colonel Loch
I regret that I have not had the pleasure
meeting you and therefore appreciate all the more
the letter which you were good enough to send me by
the hand of Had i Yusif bin Kanoo; No .C/595 - 10/3‘
dated 14th instant.
The position with regard to Qatar is that
the General Manager sent Kanoo there ostensibly to
make a payment of Rs.5,000/- due to the Sheikh under
the existing arrangement and also to ascertain unoffi
cially the Sheikh’s attitude towards an extension of
the period. ± believe you are aware of this as Mr.
Hikington explained the matter to you during his
recent visit.
Haji Yusif bin Kanoo duly carried out
these instructions and reported the result by a letter
written in English. Kanoo 1 s letter was not entirely
clear to me, particularly his veiled reference to
Ibn 3aud. As I wished to understand the matter, and
particularly to ensure that no confusion arose through
language difficulties I asked Haji Yusif to come to
t- as rah to discuss the position. Having done so, it
was my intention to consult you, as I know London
would wish to have your advice before giving me their
As a result of discussions with Haji Yusif
I now understand the position to be as follows
'he Sheikh o
a tar
is offended that nee:©'
tiations have not been resumed before now; the
existing arrangement expires on the 6th August
and it probably offends his conceit that we have
waited until this late date before approaching him
+ h regard to an extension or alternatively making
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renewed oiler
a Concession.

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The volume contains correspondence, telegrams and memoranda exchanged between 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. and 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. and with the Foreign Office, the Secretary of State for India, H.M's Minister in Jedda, the Sheikh of Qatar and the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) on the subjects of the boundaries of Qatar and the Qatar Oil Concession.

The volume includes:

There is an index (folios 227-249).

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1 volume (254 folios)

The papers in the volume are arranged chronologically. There is an index at the end of the volume, (folios 277-249). 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 in pencil on the top right corner, encircled. The numbering starts on the first page of writing from 1-185; then 186, 187A, 187B, 188; then 223, 224A, 224B; and it carries on until 254, which is the last number given, on the back cover. There is a second foliation, in pencil on the top right corner, starting on folio 1 (numbered 1); skipping or missing 57; then 112, 113, 113A; ending on folio 225 (numbered 227).

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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