'F-86 File 82/27 - V QATAR OIL' [104r] (216/466)
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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Lieutenant Colonel T«G, Fowls, HBF!.
KUV/AIT AND QATAR OIL,
Vtoen travelling from Bushire to Kuwait the
other day, I haa a long conversation with Haji
Williamson of the A«P.O.C. Being a ihslem, and,
unlike most "converts”, being trusted by his fellow
Mohammedans, he is in a position to gauge local
Moslem opinion fairly correctly. I was careful to
avoid expressing my own opinion and let him talk,
which he was quite willing to do.
2. On the subject of Kuwaiti Oil he was definitely
of opinion that Major Holmes ’was the nigger in the
wood pile, and for his own ends had assisted the
Sheikh to stick out for high terms from the K.O*C.
He said that the Sheikh would never have adopted
such a stiff attitude towards the Company unless he
had been instigated thereto by Major Holmes.
3. Qatar Oil . He, Haji Williamson, had gone to
Qatar with Mr. Mylles of the A.P*O.C. on his recent
visit to the Sheikh, and on the whole was rather
favourably impressed with the sheikh's attitude,
which had improved since the last visit of the A.P.O.C,
representatives last year. He thought that the
policy of leaving the sheikh alone, end so giving the
impression that the Company were not running after
him to get the concession, had been successful. He
was under the impression that there were some hopes,
though, of course, he could not commit himself in any
way definitely, that at the end of the new option
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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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