'F-86 File 82/27 - V QATAR OIL' [124r] (256/466)
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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TjBgmVjraMWYj PolltiC£l Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,
OSWKHjt-TUl il SSBa,
M. Worth Esquire, T.C.S.
Officiating Political’Agent, 0 /
The Honourable 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.
in the Persian U ulf
Visit to the Shaikh of Qatar
to Bahrain - 14th to 19th
I have the honour to refer to your telegram NoWb
dated the 16th October 1934 and to say that whilst at Bahrain
Shaikh 1 Abdullah bin Qasim al Thani of Qatar went with H is
Excellency Shaikh Hamad bin »Isa Al Khalifah to the Oil
Fields but did not appear to be very interested. He was
rather tired and felt some pain in his leg. He has been
treated by Dr.L.P.Dame of the Arabian Mission here.
2 . He had no other meeting with any member of The
Bahrain Petroleum Company Idmited and I think from his talk
vvith me that he would have refused any business talk unless
he had consulted 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. . I have no information
to any activities of Salih al ^ni 1 in that direction
though he is friendly with several people attached to The
Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited.
E. I called on Shaikh 1 Abdullah bin Qasim ai Thani to
WiS h goodbye on the 19th October. Shaikh Hamad bin
Abdullah al Thani and Salih al ^ani f w r ere present. After
coffee Shaikh ! Abdullah said that he hoped I would not be
emended but he felt that his subjects were not treated in
the same way as subjects of Shaikhs on the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. . I
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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)
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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