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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎102r] (218/520)

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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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a.or "One restoration of the provision in
jfio original ciraft agrseiriGnt that tho
tiiird arcitrator, failing agreement
between the two art) i t r a to r s ap po in t e d oy
uhe Sheikh ana hy the Company, shall n De
chosen hy the Political He side nt.
ARTICLE 17 . Ihis is all right so far as it
goes, but v/e ougrit to secure by an
exchange of letters from the A.P.C.C. some
understanding as to the nationality of
personnel Imported from outsiae.
Mr. Fraser yesterday seemed optimistic as
to the possibility of securing a fairly
substantial British element.
ARTICLE 18 . The first sub>paragraph is very
general, but we need not perhaps take
exception to it?
ARTICLE 19 . No comments.
ARTICLE 20 . Lan^ua^e . This question has been
raised by Kr. Elkington with the Political
Resident, who replied that so far as he was
aware "the treaties with ^atar ana the
Trucial Chiefs were apparently made only
in Arabic. As long as a very careful
Arabic text is prepared difficulties shoula
not arise."
The sheikh nas also asked the A.F♦0.0.
to undertake, in the event oi tneir
obtaining the concession, to remove any
employee who was objectionable to him,
ana 7

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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' [‎102r] (218/520), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/411, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 17 October 2019]

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