'F-86 File 82/27 - V QATAR OIL' [139r] (286/466)
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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had m zact been agreed in advance between H.M.G. and
the Company. H.M.G. would then produce the Political
Agreement for the parties to sign and, subject to this,
would give their consent to the concession, the Sheikh
simultaneously sending a letter to 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.
agreeing that the Commercial Agreement would be subject
to the 't-ims of the Political Agreement. The
negotiations would thus be concluded by four sets of
(a) the Commercial Agreement; / ^ o'. r? :>
(b) an exchange of letters between the Company and
the chelkh ; p'
the Political Agreement; and
( d) an exchange ox letters between the Sheikh
--xi H.ivi.b, ^ / *2_ S W *
5 It was agreed that Mr. Lexroy should send a letter
to 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. to put it on record that the Company
understood and accepted the above programme for the
negotiations and enclose for the approval of H.M.G. a
dralt of the letter which the Company would send to
the Sheikh under (b) .
£ At the end of the meeting Mr. Lefroy remarked that
it had been clear during the Company's previous
negotiations with the Sheikh that the latter was
maintaining veiy close contact with the Standard Oil
Company in Has a and that he v^as also au f ai t with the
situation in regard to the Koweit Oil negotiations.
He expressed the opinion that if the Kuwait Oil
Company obtained their concession at Koweit, the
position at Qatr might be much more favourable to the
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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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