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'File 10/3 V Qatar Oil Concession' [‎240r] (499/527)

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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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2.
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The question of bringing indirect pressure to bear on
Shaikh T Abdullah bin Qasim of Qatar has been discussed by
the Political Hesident 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. . The principle
is that it is desired to impress upon him that Bin Sa'ud is
not the only power which can cause him inconvenience or worse.
It is possible that such pressure may merely stiffen his
and
attitude, as he is an old/obstinate man, but on the balance
it seems more likely to do good, as bringing home to him the
extent to which he depends on His Majesty T s Government’s good
will towards him.
Eajji Yusuf Kanoo will, in the course of talk with ^ataris
explain to them that Shaikh ’Abdullah bin H asim is precluded
from giving the Oil Concession to another company (this is not*
strictly correct) and that only his obstinacy is standing
between his Family and people and the pecuniary and other
benefits of granting the oil concession to the Anglo-Persian
Oil Company Limited.
3. It is desired to influence the people of ^atar, so that
may
they/in their turn influence the Shaikh. To this end yitaris
coming to Bahrain are to be asked about the discontent, which
is understood to be rife in Qatar, at Shaikh ’Abdullah refusing
to grant the concession and so keeping money out of the poor
people’s pockets and also out of the pockets of his family.
Head Munshi A secretary or political assistant working in the British administration in the Gulf, often also providing linguistic interpretation. is arranging to do this.
4. It will be seen whether it is possible to get a suitable
man to spread similar doubts in ^atar itself.
5. Arrangements (see separate note) have been made for the
Passport Officer, Bahrain, to send all permits of Qatar subjects
to the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. for stamping before they are allowed to land.
A telegram has been sent to the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Agent directing
him not to grant certificates of identity to .atar subjects,
and, if they apply for them, to tell them that they must apply
to 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. , Bahrain.

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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)
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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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