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'F-86 File 82/27 - V QATAR OIL' [‎96r] (200/466)

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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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. 4596/34.
Dear Walton,
QATAR.
You are, I think, familiar with the steps
we have recently taken to send Mr. My lies to Qatar with
the object of renewing the option period for 6 months, or
possibly more.
It will not be possible, for various reasons,
to open up concession negotiations with the Shaikh for
several months, but my recollection is that we are
generally agreed with 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. , etc. respecting
the character of the two Agreements (Government and Company)
which will govern the negotiations. However, I suggest
it will be desirable that we should have one meeting at 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. , after the leave season, when we can be quite
•sure that we are keeping step.
There is one point arising out of our last
meeting on which I think it desirable to write you: I am
referring to the clause respecting 1 refining 1 in the Government
Agreement. You may remember that at the discussion in 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. , at which Mr. Agnew was present, he expressed
dislike for the wording of the Refining Clause as it appears
in the Kuwait Political Agreement and suggested another method
of meeting the situation. However, at a discussion I
recently had with him, in which he learnt that the Kuwait
Political Agreement would not be published to the world,
or referred to in the Commercial Agreement, he agreed that,
I subject to the same procedure being followed in the case of
1 Qatar/
' fait on, Esq., C.B., M.C. ,
Ddia Office,
■Whitehall, S.W.l.

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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.

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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