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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎34r] (82/520)

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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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Shaikh f-hnXI graut t*o th<5 Cois.trj^y frne
oi cost the unrestricted use and occupation of uncaitlvr .tcd
land belonging to the Shaikh which the Cona: any may need
for its oper: tions.
Any other lands houses or buildings required
by the Company may be bought or leased by It on conditions
to be arranged with the proprietors thereof, but such
conditions shall not b® In ezce^s of those ordinarily
current in their respective localities. The Cofflpsny shrill
acquire only such lend houses Bud buildings ss necessary
for its operations under this Agreement, and such land
shall st all tiaes be less thi»n the whole area of Oat^r»
The Company shall Inform the Shaikh frois time to tlae of
the iTiud houses and buildings which it requires to occupy
for its operations, ivnd land houses snd buildings previ -usly
acquired by the Company from the Shaikh but found no longer
necessary for its operations shall be returned by the
Company to the Sheikh free of cost.
Provided that all Isnd housos and buildings owned
by the Coaspany shall oe bonded over to the Shaikh on the
expiry or sooner determination of this A freemen t*
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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.

The volume includes:

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' [‎34r] (82/520), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/411, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 23 January 2020]

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