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'F-86 File 82/27 - V QATAR OIL' [‎62r] (132/466)

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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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subsequently be discussed and determined and their ports
on the shores of 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. , belong to ( lit* w are of")
the dominions of Ibn Sa'tid and to the dominions of his
ancestors who came before him* They hereby recognise
(lit*" describe ") the s id Ibn Sa’dd as an independant
ruler over the above-*mentioned dominions and absolute Chief
of their tribe 8 %
Prom perusal of this Article the following facts are clears-
(a) The actual frontier line was not definitely laid
down but it was agreed that it should subsequently be fixed*
(b) The British Government acknowledged ( the right of)
His Majesty the King to the dominions of his ancestors.
(c) They also acknowledged his right to all the tribes
belonging to those domini ns*
(d) Their agreement to the ’Uqayr Protocol, in which was
as
laid down^the frontier betwe n Nejd and Kuwait a line
other than that defined in the Angl>-Turkish Convention,
thereby recognised the inappropriateness of that line to
serve as a true and acceptable basis for the frontiers
between His Majesty’s dominions and the other neighbouring
countries*
3. It is known among the Arab tribes that the confines
( frontiers) of Qatar are the confines ( frontiers) of the |
inhabited towns and villages, and ^that at those points the
confines ( frontiers) of the countries generally known to
form part of His Majesty’s dominions end* In the case of
the existing limits ( same wor^ ) between H-js Majesty’s domin-
ions and Qatar, these end in the Hajrat of Qatar*
The Government of His Majesty only contemplate an alteration
of the known frontier, or even the existing one,by means
of a striaghtforw rd ( lit* chaste ) agreement which they
/ wish

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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.

Extent and format
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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