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'F-86 File 82/27 - V QATAR OIL' [‎54r] (116/466)

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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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to be b- sea on a principle which hia s 0o?emmcnt
had etatad t the principle on wMA he valiad w&« different
or rather more comprehensive* Hie Kajeety^ Qovcvme.nt
considered th t an s^jpeed frontier existed and had ©aid
between the p.^rtiee and/or th< ir aucce mm i title* The
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and that a new agreement was meecessry# I did not
« 5 ue• tion their right to aeset this view but 1 did not
wish to let pees wh&t looked like a diatorti n of the
lannaage used by me under your instruct! na* Fusd Bey 9 9
first reaction ehowed that he thought I me trying to entrap ;
him in some way* He afterward* seemed to eee ray point
end I did not pursue the matter# a» it was only important
-■« - —* A-#*'
4* A» you will h? ve aeen from my telegram under
i.'eferencc#! attached more Importance to the uoe of the
plural w Oovermeistm concerned^ in the mm a nt nee* 1
did not state very explicitly to 'Fund Bey whet was in my
mind, namely that the word might refer to the Oovernncmt of
Qatar and the f&wl&l 1 heykndo a, to the exel ai >n of
1'ls Ka^Cv^ty*® Government, but I said #noupJfi to elicit
from ?uad JSey an me tirra ^e that the plural mm used
merely for "he purpose of a statement of principles
governing the posit 1 >n of tiie Saudi Govf-rasent vie-a—vis
%
other doverUmente gem rally*
fc* I drew Fuad Bay's attention to the word* w whatever
then
may have/been the reel pomtU n of the Britieh Oovcm^ient **
in paragraph 1 of His memormdum# 1 acked whet;«er they
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Content

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.

Physical characteristics

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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