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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎84r] (182/520)

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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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started on the 11th December. The A.P.O.G.
representative was due to c«rrive in Q^tar on the 14th
so that It the 3heik;h really intended to luake progress
vath the negotiations for a concession there would be
very little time to spare.
Mr. uatnwaite said that it was relevant tnat the
Company's application for a concession in -^atar raised
certain political issues which could not be disposed of
without consultation with India and the Resident, which
would take time, e.g. the issue of jurisdiction, which
with the Company
the Sheikh had already raised/ and the bringing into
force of certain dormant articles of the Sheikh's Treaty.
kr. Eraser saia the Company had no intention of
agreeing to tne exercise of jurisdiction by the Shaikh
over their employees. Ivr. .{enael suggested that on
this point it might help the A.P.O.C. in their
negotiations in ^atftr vis-a-vis the standard Oil
Company of Olifornia or a.ny other competitor if His
iYajesty's Government were now/point out to the sheikh
that certain conditions as regards jurisdiction over
employees would apply in the case of any concession
which he might grant.
Ivir. Hearn saia tnat the A.?»0.0. understood that tine
Sneikh haa lately a sice d the political Hesident about the
procedure to be followed if a second Company came along
in search of a concession, which seemed to imply that
there was a real danger of the standard Oil Company of
California coming in at Qatar-
• M? ■ Walton referred to Article 12 of tne draft
concession circulatea by lv2r. Fraser which provided for
the transfer of the concession from the A.P .O.C. to
another party and asked what the position was as regards
assignment and what the Company haa in mind. Kr.Fraser
explained that this provision had been inserted because

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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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