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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎94r] (202/520)

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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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general oil policy 01 H.IU.G., Vvhich we understand has l)een
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it is conceivabl'j that it would he no less embarrassing,
hy a detailed description of our desiderata in a
concession such as the present, prematurely to disclose
ZLiG principles at the estahlishment of which we were
aiming, than it would have "been to have done so in the
discussions about Koweit oil which took: place during the
summer of this year.
(c) The third course as I see it is something on the
lines of paragraph 7 of Seal's letter of the 29th
September, slightly modified, the general line of the
provision in the agreement being that no assignment shall
be permissible save to a company registered in Great
Britain, on terms to be approved by the Sheikh ana with
his prior approval.
4. It is, I suppose, quite impossible to safeguard
ourselves against a repetition of what took: place in
connection with the Eastern and General syndicate's
concessions in Bahrein ana Koweit, e.g. by proviaing not
merely that any Assignment ent^rea into in
violation of the stipulation referred to in (c) of the

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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' [‎94r] (202/520), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/411, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 3 July 2020]

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