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'File 10/3 V Qatar Oil Concession' [‎234r] (487/527)

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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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Honday t h e 18th June 1934 (at 10.00 hours).
The following information was obtained from Shaikh
Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifah and *Ali bin Ahmad al Ghatam:-
w S ah ale is at a distance of about three quarters "
" of an hour from Salwali. Date trees are grown at "
” Sakak which are irrigated from spring water. There "
" are very^few houses of mud in which four or five "
“ families live, but there are no huts. They live in ”
" them during the summer time and when the winter is ”
M up they go to the interior to graze their cattles. "
" Hamad and *Ali al Yabir(Jabir) of the Al Murrah "
" live with their family at Sakak. They are now
" Sakak on active service in Yaman vhere they/sent
M by Bin Sa’ud on the ground that they are from Yam
" race and should help the Yam who are in Naj ran.
" Hamd is said to have come to Hasa and I (Shaikh
" Salman) am sure that when they return to Sakak they
" will come to Bahrain. Ambak is situated on the South”
" West of Sakak at a distance of about six hours(or "
" 24 miles). As one approaches Ambak he sees five ”
" mountains,which look like the five fingers of a ”
" hand when it is open, and the village is at/little "
" distance from the bottom of the mountain. There are”
" some ancient buildings in the mountains. The present"
" village consists of about five houses of mud with ”
” few palm trees which are watered from springs, lio ”
” one lives at Ambak during the winter but in the "
" summer few people go there on account of the water ”
" (By Shaikh Salman) At the time of the old Sa’ud ”
"rule one of their men, probably, Saiyid Zawawi, tried”
" to dig a channel from Salwah to Khaur al ’Udaid in "
" order to separate Qatar from the main-iand,but on "
" account of fights with Qatar people and others, the "
woik on uij.e ciicinnej. v/as abandoned. Bin Sa’ud does ”
" 110 take Zakah from the people of Oman, but when a "
Ij.caIi g o.aimit^ cp iinc oii(jy sonci• cii**fc g p Itije cvop if **
goes to the interior of Oman, Zakah is collected"

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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.

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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' [‎234r] (487/527), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/414, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 20 October 2019]

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