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'F-86 File 82/27 - V QATAR OIL' [‎31r] (68/466)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (228 folios). It was created in 19 Jun 1934-21 Jan 1935. 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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COHFIDEMTIAL.
No:C/637-10/3.
From:-
Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,
Bahrain, the 3rd July 1934.
Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Loch, I.A.,
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 Honourable 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. ,
Bushire.
Subject:- Qatar Reconnaissance. 29th June 1934 .
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I have the honour to refer to your telegram No:T/141
dated the 13th June 1934 and to say that I accompanied Flying
Boat No:K.3678 (Flight-Lieutenant K.F.T.Pickles) on the Qatar
Reconnaissance on the 29th June 1934. Statements regarding
positions are made with reference to Admiralty Chart 2837/b.
Shaikh ’Abdullah bin Qasim al Thani had been informed of our
coming and asked to warn his tribesmen.
2. We left the water at Manamah at 06.30 hours and
proceeded southwards reaching the western shore of the Dohat
Salwa just north of Dohat Hammar (07.15 hours) which was photo
graphed .
3. We then proceeded to Salwa and searched for Sakak, which
was (so far as can be told) found about seven miles south-east of
the seashore opposite Salwa wells. The place can easily be found
as it is close to the west of a curious flat topped hill, which
is conspicuous in the air from Salwa and noticeable from sea
level there. Sakak consists of two houses, apparently built of
stone and mud, of fair size adjoining each other, if not actually
connected. There are also scattered about some eight or nine
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The volume contains correspondence 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. at Bahrain 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. at Bushire, the Government of India, 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. in London and Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) representatives in regard to the air reconnaissance of Qatar and the negotiations with ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, Sheikh of Qatar, for the oil concession, including arrangements for APOC's Mr Mylles visiting Doha and on the visit of the Sheikh of Qatar to Bahrain, from 14 to 19 October 1934. The volume contains draft agreements and:

  • 'Memorandum respecting the Boundaries in Arabia: Anglo-Turkish Arrangements' (ff. 22-23), with map (f. 24) showing the Anglo-Turkish Conventions lines in the Arabic peninsula;
  • Hand-drawn map showing the itinerary of the Qatar air reconnaissance carried out on 29 June 1934 (folio 34).
  • 'Sketch map of Qatar Peninsula' (folio 218).

There are some letters in Arabic, mainly to and from the local rulers.

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1 volume (228 folios)
Arrangement

The documents in the volume are mostly arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the volume, (folios 213-219). The file notes are arranged chronologically and refer to documents within the file; they give a brief description of the correspondence with reference numbers in red crayon, which refer back to that correspondence in the volume.

There is also an brief index at the beginning (f. 1A) indicating the main topics covered in the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 230; these numbers are written in pencil 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. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 35-229; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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