'F-86 File 82/27 - V QATAR OIL' [68r] (144/466)
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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at the beginning Salih appeared to do his best to
make things difficult for Mylles.
5. Mylles asked for an extension and the Shaikh
after a private discussion with Salih and Shaikh Hamad
became very angry and said that if at the end of the
extension the Company did not come to an agreement then
other companies interested would think that there was
not oil in Qatar.
6 . Mylles managed to have several private talks
with Salih. He thinks that Salih is quite untrustworthy
but that he would attempt to help the Company as long
as it was worth his while. He had copies of the Bahrain,
Persian, two T Iraq and Hasa concessions and also knew
the exact details of the Kuwait concession. After his
talk with him, Mylles was able to get the Shaikh to
agree to the terms noted above.
7. Mylles is of the opinion that the Shaikh will
eventually agree to terms similar to those of the
Kuwait concession but will not under any circumstances
be prepared to accept less. It also appears that the
Shaikh does not appreciate the fact that he may be
refused permission to give a concession to any other
8 . When Yusuf Kanoo visited Qatar in May he attempted
to start negotiations without any authority from the
Company. This annoyed the Shaikh and it seems that Yusuf
Kanoo has not got the influence there that he would have
us believe. The Shaikh impressed on Mylles that he would
rather conduct discussions with a senior official of the
kieut-Colonel Gordon Loch,I.A.,
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. .
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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)
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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