'File 82/27 VII F. 88. QATAR OIL' [100r] (210/468)
The record is made up of 1 volume (230 folios). It was created in 16 Apr 1935-28 Jun 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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7. In the application of the right given to the Sheikh
by his Agreement with the Company make full use free of
charge of the Company's wireless and telegraph installations
and railways for governmental purposes in times of
national emergency, the Sheikh acting on the advice of His
Majesty's Government shall be the sole judge whether a
''national emergency" has arisen.
8. Notwithstanding anything contained in the agreement
between the Company and the Sheikh of Qatar the Company
shall not have the right to use or occupy, and shall not
include in the areas to be acquired or utilised for the
purposes of its operations, any sites which may have been
selected by or on behalf of the Sheikh or His Majesty's
Government for defence purposes, for aerodromes, aeroplane cr
seaplane bases or for wireless and telegraph installations
or in connection with the development of harbours, provided
that with the consent of His Majesty's Government which
shall not be unreasonably withheld the Company shall have
the right to use for the purposes of its operations such
harbours as may be developed by the Sheikh or His Majesty's
Government if there is not reasonable harbour accommodation
available elsewhere. Subject to the terms of the
agreement between the Company and the Sheikh harbours
developed by the Company shall be under its complete and
9. Telegraph, wireless and telephone installations,
if any, maintained by the Company shall be for use only in
its business and as provided in the concession, and shall
be so constructed and operated that their operations shall
not interfere with the operations of such wireless,
telegraph or telephone installations as may be established
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The volume contains correspondence and telegrams 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 final negotiations with the Sheikh of Qatar before the signing of the oil concession.
The volume contains:the Qatar oil concession, signed by the Shaikh of Qatar, ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, and APOC on 17 May 1935, in Arabic and English (folios 67-86) 'Sketch map of Qatar Peninsula' (folio 87); agreement 5 June 1935 between the British Government and APOC regarding the Qatar Oil Concession (folios 211-212).
There are some letters in Arabic, to and from the Sheikh of Qatar.
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- 1 volume (230 folios)
The documents in the volume are mostly arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the volume, (folios 222-226). 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. 2) indicating the main topics covered in the volume.
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The main foliation is written in pencil, circled, and can be found 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. The numbering commences at the title page with 1, then 2-86; 87 and 87A and it carries on until 229, which is the last number given to the last folio of the volume.A second foliation sequence runs between ff. 3-220; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and can be found in the same position as the main sequence.
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