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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎118r] (250/520)

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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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Company, and the Company and secondly,
recording the points on which agreement had
been reached or which had been raised but not
disposed of in the discussions with
Mr.Praser and Mr.Hearn on 14th December;
thirdly, indicating in general terms the
nature of the points (including safeguards
(Sec. ) which H.M.G. would desire to see covered
in the proposed subsidiary agreement between
the Company and themselves. It would be
desirable, in dealing with this last point,
not to intimate a decision to the Company.
The points in question were controversial and -
the risk apart of deterring the A .P.O .C. from
proceeding with negotiations if they were iu
stated in too categorical terms at this
stage - it might be some time before H.M.G.
^ad themselves reached decisions on them.
It would probably therefore be preferable to
indicate them in outline and say that a more
detailed statement would follow;that we should
be prepared to discuss them further with the
Company if necessary later^ but that in the
interest of clearing the ground for their
commercial negotiations with the Sheikh, we
thought it undesirable to postpone
communication of our oomnent on the draft
agresnent and on the question of procedure
until the special desiderata of had
been more fully elaborated*
B. Amendments in Re v ised _Di <^11
The meeting then considered and
approved the amendments which had been

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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' [‎118r] (250/520), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/411, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 19 October 2019]

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