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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎76r] (166/520)

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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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of the first sub-paragraph of this article on the following
-n lines: "The Company shall be ana remain a British Company
registered in Great Britain, having its principal place of
business in Great Britain, and the Chairman shall at all
times oe a British subject. Subject to these conditions
ana to the approval of the Sheikh ana on conditions to be
Ib.ia down by him, it shall hfc,ve the right to transfer this
agreement to another commercial company etc." it was also
agreed that iii*. Warner's suggestion might be put to the
Company •
ihe meeting on on consiciorsci the second sub-paragraph of
Ai tide lo. ivii» Leiithvvdite said that it seemed most important
oh^vt ohe terms on which the subsidiary commercial companies
should oe lormed should be subject to the prior approval oi
me meeting agreed»
H.k.G. / hx. Star 1 in^ suggested that (following the exaniple
oi the British Cil Development Concession) we might insert
the words "under its own control" after the words "subsidia^
coLiiifjrcial coriipunies" and might also provide that any such
companies should enjoy the rights and privileges end assume
uiie engagements of the parent company. It v&s agreed that
this should be put to the A.P.O.C.
Cn a general point IVxT. Laithwaite said that it might
dusirable to emphasise to the A.I .O.G, representatives
that while we ware prepared to regard their draft concession
as generally satisfactory (subject to their meeting us over
assignment, etc.) they were not to assume that if
negotiations between the A#?.O.C# and the Sheikh broke down
we were in any way permanently committed to these terms, it
other competitors came into the field the competitive offers
put up would have to be considered one against another. The
meeting agreed.
Article 13

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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' [‎76r] (166/520), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/411, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 14 December 2019]

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