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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎100r] (214/520)

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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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The c o n el sub - pu ra;- ra 011 is designed / /
presuniaoly to sai'sguard, tns Company I'roni
attacks on profits or income. It is,
however, very widely expressed.
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ARTICLE 11 . Protection , htr. iClkington has
informed trie 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. that the
Sheikh has requested "if he has not
sufficient arms for guards required oy us,
^ whether we can supply trie necessary rifles
and ammunition. Could you inform me if we
are tied in any way in dealing with such a
request?" Ihe Resident has replied that
unaer tne ciraft the responsibility of
protection is on the 3heikh "and 1 think it
would he undesirable for the Company to
supply any arms or ammunition to trie Sheikh.
The latter could always purchase arms from
India or elsewhere under a "no object ion"
statement from me." We may agree with tne
Resident.
ARTICLE 12 . Reassignment . This raises a major
question lor consideration* as the Company
will operate on behalf of the Iraq
petroleum Company, which is not unaer
British control, we can hardly press for a
British nationality clause. But a decision
on the point must await interdepartmental
discussion in consultation with tne political
Resioent and the Government of India.
3e cona bud-naraKraph . The agreement to
provide that the terms on wnich special
subsidiary companies shall oe formed shall
be subject to the prior approval of HJVi .G.
and/

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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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