'F-86 File 82/27 - V QATAR OIL' [170r] (348/466)
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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LONDON, S. C. 2
27th November 1934
[Whitehall, ^• 1
Thanh you fpr your letter of yesterday, under
reference P.Z. 7118/34, about Qatar oil.
I note what you write about the Treaty limitations
on the Shaikh’s power to levy excessive import duties.
As regards Article 10» there seems to be a certain
misunderstanding between us.
rv I read in your letter of the IbtlpRTovembeivthe
words ’’existing draft” to refer to>he draft of the 25th
Octooer. The draft of the 25th October-as I read it
appears to give you all the satisfaction you want in
requiring a liability on the Company to pay import duties
both onlbod supplies and on merchandise, etc* imported by
it for sale to its employees. As I pointed
letter of the 1st November, we reworded the draft of the
13th March - but without altering in any way its sense - in
order to avoid future claims that the Company was liable to
duty on goods or materials- 5 imported purely -tor Company
purposes,for example geological expeditionary equipment,
which is issued to geologists from store and taken back into
store on their return, against which we have elsewhere
experienced claims that such material was dutiable.
In our view the goods on which the Company snoula
be exempt are those which are imported as the property of 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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