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'File 10/3 V Qatar Oil Concession' [‎123r] (260/527)

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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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Translation of letter dated the 15th Habi' al Auwal 1355
(the 27th d^ne xy34) from Shaikh 'Abdullah bin Qasim ath-
Thani, u.l.Ji., of Qatar to Colonel Loch, Political
Agent 5 JDcU JU 0.111,
After Compliments,
I received vour kind letter dated the 23rd June 193'

equivalent ^o tue llth Rabi' al Auwal 1353, the contents of
which I have uuly noted. You informed me that you will be
flying in a Plying Boat over tne south of Qatar on the 28th
ana 29i,u June equivalent to the 16th and 17th Rabi' al Auwal
and asAeu. me to xnj.brm my trioesmen accordingly so mat they
may afionu nix assistance in case, whicn God lorbid, of a
forced landing. O' 'frienu, I assure you that I will gladly
help m the matter asked for , but, at present, none of my
triuesmen xs living in that part oi me country but : settled
on the north. There mignt oe some tribesmen tnere Out eney are
not my tribesmen. As a matter of precaution, I, however, sent
a rn.essage to that part.

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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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'File 10/3 V Qatar Oil Concession' [‎123r] (260/527), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/414, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 26 January 2020]

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