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'F-86 File 82/27 - V QATAR OIL' [‎166r] (340/466)

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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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The Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. ,
Bushire, the 10th December 1934
Confidential.
D.O.No. 1165-3 of 1934.
/II
oi 6
I lease refer to the Qatar Oil Concessi on Draft
Government Agreement received under 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. Printed
Letter No» 1756/34 *
1803/34
2. Clauses 4 and 6 make a reference to a political
representative of His Majesty’s Government in *atar if and
when such a representative is appointed. I dare say that
for some time at least there will be no representative
actually at Qatar and if he is appointed he should I think
be an Assistant 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. under Bahrein. Moreover
one of the reasons for creating the post of Assistant
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 was that he could make frequent
tours to v^atar in order to deal with oil questions on the
spot. , m
3. Under the Clauses quoted above neither 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. Bahrain nor the Assistant Political
come officially into the picture, though in fact 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. - and on his behalf the Assistant political
Agent - will be the political officer who, under my general
control, should deal with iiatar Oil matters.
4. The Company having agreed to the Government
Agreement - vide letter dated the 10th October 1934 from
the Anglo-Persian Oil Company Ltd. to you tf>.2.6327/34
of 19th October 1934) - I do not think that it is nacess
ary to open this question with them. As qatar has been
for /
►G.Laithwaite Bsquire,
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. ,
London

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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)
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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