'F-86 File 82/27 - V QATAR OIL' [137r] (282/466)
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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j, Piasor, ..u . Gass, and Mr, Lefroy of the Anrlo-
Psrsian Oil Company called 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. on 10th
October to discuss the question of the q,atr oil concession.
Mr. Walton, ;ar. Laithwaite, Mr. Crombie and Colonel ?ovile
^jere present at the meeting.
2 — laser said that, except x'or the question of the
Refining Clause, the terms of the Political Agreement had
novj been agreed between the Company and His Majesty* s
Government. With regard to refining, he had been in
correspondence with the Admiralty and hoped that a
settlement was now in sight and that this would be on the
lines of the Refining Clause in the Koweit Political
Agreement. The Admiralty were disappointed that he ?;as
unable to go farther than this, cut it was impossible to
get the foreign constituents of the I.P.C. to agree to
anything more. He explained that the Shell Company had '
one Dutch and one British Director while similarly the
American interests in the I.P.C. had one American and one
3 Turning to the commercial negotiations with the
Sheikh of Qatr, Mr. Fraser said that thesevnuld continue
to be carried on by Mr. Mylles in whom he had every
confidence and who would have a power of A 11 orney xiom
the Company to conclude an agreement with the Sheikh.
The question to be decided Ws,s the most suitable time
for introducing the Political Agreement into the,
negotiations. Should a representative of H.M.^. approach
the Sheikh and clear this question up now or would it be
better for the Commercial Agreement to be settled firstr
Mr. Walton, Mr. Lai thwaite and Colonel Fowle all agreed
that it would be best that the Commercial Agreement
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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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