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Coll 5/63 ‘Petroleum Development (Qatar) Ltd: Proposed construction of aerodrome on western side of Qatar’ [‎46r] (91/113)

The record is made up of 1 file (55 folios). It was created in 14 Apr 1937-21 Oct 1947. It was written in English. 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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P.Z. 2498/37.
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. ,
WHITEHALL, S.W. 1.
26th April, 1937.
Dear Brenan,
./ill you kindly refer to the letter from Petroleum
Concessions Limited dated 24th March, a copy of which was
sent to you under P.Z. 2008/37 on the 3rd April,
regarding the Company’s desire to use aeroplanes for
transport and air survey in Qatar, the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates.
States and Muscat. In our telegram of the 8th April
we asked the r'olitical Resident for his views on the
Company's proposal, and I now enclose a copy of his
/ reply dated 14th April.
2. The position under the various concessions (or
draft Concessions) is as follows:-
(aj j^atar. In Article 3 of the Commercial Concession,
the Company "shall explore the State of Qatar minutely by
any method which is best in its opinion " Under
Article 10 it is entitled to import aeroplanes free of
duty. Under Article 6 it "has the right to use all the
means of transport required for its operations in
T.V. Brenan, Esq., O.B.E. ,
Foreign Office,
S.W. 1.
accordance/

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The file is concerned with an application from Petroleum Concessions Limited for a general permission to operate aircraft within Qatar and the wider 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. ; under the Qatar Oil Concession the company was required to seek permission from the Shaikh of Qatar for each flight. There is also correspondence related to a proposal from the Petroleum Development (Qatar) Limited to establish a landing ground near its camp at Jebel Dukhan in western Qatar.

The main correspondents are as follows: 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. , 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. at Bahrain, and officials of 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. . It also contains letters from representatives of Petroleum Concessions Limited and Petroleum Concessions (Qatar) Limited.

The file does not contain any papers from 1938, and the years 1940-1944.

The file includes a divider which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (55 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 56; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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Coll 5/63 ‘Petroleum Development (Qatar) Ltd: Proposed construction of aerodrome on western side of Qatar’ [‎46r] (91/113), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/2025, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100041298313.0x00005c> [accessed 21 October 2019]

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