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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎105r] (224/520)

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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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possible assistance on a repayment basis.
It was now proposed, after discussion with
the Company's representatives, to invite the
•overnment of India, if they saw no
objection, to undertake "Ih© necessary work,
on a repayment basis so that full control
for any buoys laid would be s©cured ta
Government. The Company had intimated
that the Standard Oil Company 01'
California had placed an expert party at
their disposal who would arrive in London
fr«m the U .S .A. tn 4th January en rout®
for Bahrein to deal with the question of the
laying of the proposed submarine pipeline
and the connected questions of laying moorages
and floats.
The meeting took note of the position.
The meeting resumed consideration
or the revised oil concession comnunieat.a
informally by the A .P .O.O. on 11th Deoemher
1933, in the light of the record of the
discussion which had taken place with the
representatives of the Company on 14th
Decemher, (p.Z.8i31<s/33)-
M-r>-t. ih ithwaite said that t ie A.P.O.C.
were pressing for the earliest possible
inaication of any amendments that H.U.U.
.night desire, in the interests of
facilitating mr .Chisholm's negotiations in
Qatar, and had been anxious for information
before Christmas. That was impossible, out
« J -vflhie to let them have a letter
it seem .d desirable to ieu
The meeting agreed.
early next week.

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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' [‎105r] (224/520), 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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