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'F-86 File 82/27 - V QATAR OIL' [‎132r] (272/466)

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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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POC^HT IS THE PROP ERTYOFH , s britannic majesty , s
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EASTERN (Arabia).
CONFIDENTIAL.
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July 3, 1934
Section 2.
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[E 4341/279/91] No . i.
, , Slr A • R y an t0 Sir John Simon.—{Received July 3 )
(No. 187.) ^
HIS Majesty’s Minister at Jedda presents his compliments to His Majesty’s
Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and has the honour to transmit
to him copy of his note of the 15th June to the Acting Saudi Minister for Foreign
Affairs respecting the Qatar boundaries. °
Jedda, 'June 15, 1934.
Enclosure in No. 1.
/vr A . Ryan to Acting Saudi Minister for Foreign Affairs
Jedda, June 15, 1934.
Your Excellency,
(After compliments.)
I HAY E the honour to state that 1 duly conveyed to His Majesty’s Govern
ment in the I nited Kingdom the contents of your Excellency’s note of the
29th Muharram, 1353 (13th May, 1934), relative to boundaries in Eastern Arabia.
Having carefully considered the contents of your note and the reports which I
had already addressed to them regarding my conversation with your Excellency
on the 2nd May, my Government have instructed me to inform the Saudi Govern
ment of their inability to admit that events since the conclusion of the Anglo-
Turkish Conventions of 1913 and 1914 have modified the legal position defined
in my note of the 28th April. They cannot but regard that position as
binding on the Saudi Government and as being only susceptible of alteration by
agreement between that Government and themselves. So far as the boundaries
now in question are concerned, they do not consider that any developments in
Arabia since 1914 have been such as to render inappropriate to present circum
stances the blue line laid down in the Anglo-Turkish Convention of 1913 and duly
confirmed by the convention of 1914.
With highest respects,
ANDREW RYAN.
[156 c—2]

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Content

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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