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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎31r] (76/520)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (252 folios). It was created in 1916-1934. 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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Paae .'i.
AaTiCLE 4.
In consi ieretlon of the rights granted by the
Shaikh to toe Company hereunder, the Co>apf!ny ahull sake
to tie Shaikh the following f>a^aient» during the currency
of this Agrosmsnti-
(a) Ou the date of signature
(b) On eAch of the first four aunlver—
fisries ox the date of signsture
( c) On the iifth and epoh Jfubsefjuent;
anniversary of the date of signature
but after the coaemenceaent of
exports of T&E SUBSTANCES from
Q&tsr the Company shall pay, instead
of the annual sums mentioned in (b)
ana (c> above, royalties as specified
oelo* on THE SUZSTABCm exerted from
or sold for consuaption in Qatar dur- A
v: '-ha year ended J months prior to
each anniversary of the date of
signature with the proviso that f/ucfa
totei^ e ™ y S s 9111 not ln *"**
(1) On all THE S0B8TANCKS oth*r then
ssphalt ozokerite and natural gam
royalty at the rate of
(i) On asphalt and osokarite royalty at
the rate of >v • -
(5) On natural gas royalty at the rate
If the fchslkh ehall require paymaot of royalties
at any tiae other than an anniversary of the date of
signature the Company shall on notice being given by the
Shaikh pay such royeltiea as aay have accrued up to a date
5 months prior to the receipt of such notice from the
Shaikh and a reasonable tiae shall be allowed to the Company
to effect the paysent*

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The papers in this volume date mostly from 1933-1934. The volume contains copies of correspondence between 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 Bahrain and the Secretary of State for India in London about oil concession in Qatar and the negotiations between the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) and the Sheikh of Qatar.

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There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 243-247).

Extent and format
1 volume (252 folios)

The items in the volume are arranged in chronological order from earliest to latest with earlier documents attached to the file. There is an index at the end of the volume, on folios 243-247. The index is arranged chronologically and refers to documents within the volume; it gives brief description of the correspondence with a reference number, which refers back to that correspondence in the volume.

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The foliation starts on the first page of writing on the top right-hand corner and finishes on the back cover, on folio 252. Numbers are in pencil, circled. There is a second foliation in blue crayon first and then in black pencil on the top centre and then on the top right corner, uncircled, starting on folio 1 (numbered 1) to folio 26 (numbered 26) , then folio 27 (numbered 26a) to folio 47 (numbered 26v), folio 48 (numbered 27) ending on folio 242 (numbered 220).

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎31r] (76/520), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/411, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 6 April 2020]

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