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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎181r] (376/520)

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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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(Revised drai't communicated by Anglo Persian
Oil Company on 11th December 1933).
This is an ACrREEMENT made on the _________
day oi* 193 corresponding to
day of
135 between
of QATAR (Hereinafter referred to as "The Shaikh" which
expression shall where the context so admits be deemed to
include his lawful heirs and assigns) of the one part and
Archibald Hugh Tennent Chisholm acting on behalf or Anglo-
Persian Oil Company, Limited (hereinafter referred to as "the
Company" which expression shall where the context so admits
be deemed to include its assigns) of the other part.
It is hereby agreed between the Shaikh and the
Company in manner following:
Article 1 .
The Shaikh hereby grants to the Company on the
terms hereinafter mentioned the exclusive right throughout
the State of Qatar to explore prospect drill for extract
carry away export and the right- uo reiine and sell peti oleum
naphtha natural gases ozokerite asphalt and the derivatives
thereof hereinafter referred to as THE SUBSTANCES.
If the Company discovers any minerals other than
THE SUBSTANCES, such as gold, iron ore, coal, etc., it shall
have no right to take possession of the same, but must report
the fact to the Shaikh, and the Shaikh shall have full right
and absolute control over such minerals*
Article 2 *
Subject to the provisions of Article 7 below, the
Company may operate in any part or the State of Qatar but shall
not operate on such religious lands, ceneteries, or lands

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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).

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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' [‎181r] (376/520), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/411, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 17 September 2019]

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