'F-86 File 82/27 - V QATAR OIL' [138r] (284/466)
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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3 *oiM be settled first and Colonel F ov,le sug8B8ted that
tiU “ AB ™ emat Sh0uld te signed subject to the approval
01 n.M.O. though ho was apprehensive that this might
have an unfavourable reaction on the Sheikh. m reply
to an enquiry from Mr n .
u um I»u. eraser, he explained that, as
in the case of Koweit, the Sheikh of Qatr vras precluded
by his treaty obligations with H.M.G. from giving a
concession without their approval. Mr. Walton recallec
that in the Koweit concession there had at first been a
clause iiruling uhe Commercial and the Political
Agreements, but that this had finally been taken out
oi the Commercial Agreement and put in an Exchange of
iCfc.otes. Colonel Fowle suggested that the Sheikh of
Qabr might say that he was prepared to sign the
Coi.jnei cial Agieement but that before actually signing
he v.culd like uo see the terms of the Political Agreement
or, alternatively, "that he might sign the Commercial
Agreement and leave it to the Company’s negotiator to
explain that the Agreement must be subject to the
approval of H.M.G. Mr. Laithwaite suggested that it
would be best, if possible, to get the Sheikh to sign
subject to the approval of H.M.G. without mentioning
the Political Agreement.
It v/as finally agreed that the most suitable
procedure would be that, simultaneously with the
signature of the Commercial Agreement, there should be
an exchange of letters between the Sheikh aid the
Company to the effect that the Agreement had been signed
"subject to the Sheikh’s treaty obligations to H.M.G. ! ’
There would thus be no necessity for any reference to
"che Political Agreement in the concession and the oheixJi
need not know that the terms of the Political 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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