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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎78r] (170/520)

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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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. . 12 -
iVr, Laithvvciit e saia that
(b) / is article" raised the difficult question of
Jurisdiction. The Company had maae it clear that they
were not'prepared to accede to the Sheikh's request that
disputes between its employees and his subjects should "be
aecidea by him and it would probably be necessary to
reach some agreement with him over the cession to H.M.G.
of his Jurisdiction over foreigners, though this was
likely to be by no means easy. fcr. said that here
as in the case of Articles 2 and 7, it was necessary to
bear in mind the possible responsibility with which
we might find ourselves- burdened in connection with the
protection of
/ foreign employees etc. in Qatar, .ana the contingent risk
of foreign interference if we proved unable to safeguard
their position adequately, hx. Lathwaite expressed
agreement and said that if the concession was developed
it seemed likely that we might have to consider some time
in the future trie appointment of a political officer to
Qatar.
Article 1q . A similar article appears in the A.P.O.
Persian concession and it. was agreed that while its
meaning was obscure it was unobjectionable.
article ^0 . 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. had expressed the
opinion that a careful Arabic text might at a pinch
suffice. Tne Foreign Office intimated that the point was
probably of less general importance to them than if we
had been dealing with the question of a treaty, but it
would be well that we should not finally commit ourselves
to the Company upon it.
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. .
15th December 1933.

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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)
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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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