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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎107r] (228/520)

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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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rLVibed clrui t- concession vi /hicli xjib Company
had. now suomi ctea, v/ith such modification
oi Ai'ticle 12 and such minor amendments in
other articles as might be thought
(h) a subsidiary agreement between the
A.P.Q.C. ana H.M.G. to cover matters of
interest primarily to H.M.G. and the Company,
rather than to H.M.G. and the Sheikh, or to
the Company and the Sheikh, and to deal
essentially v /ith political points. This
agreement, which should be binding not only on
the Company, but on any assignee or
transferee company,could be either an
exchange of letters or a formal agreement,
"oerhaps preferably the latter- The
Company ai the discussion on 14th December
haa indicated their readiness to deal with
certain points of this character in an
exchange of letters- Such an agieement
could cover e.g. safeguards for aerodromes
and seaplane bases, daieguards ior wireless
and other communications, undertakings by the
Company that they would pay due deference to
the advice of our political representatives
and the views oi the Sheikh, possibly
(a point to be aiscussed later in
connection with Article 12 of the revised
draft Concession), exclusive Bri,
exploitation of any concession, the
appointment of a British Chief Local
Representative, etc.
Apart fr-m the points covers by
(a) and (b), closer examination 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' [‎107r] (228/520), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/411, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 20 August 2019]

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