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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎122r] (258/520)

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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) Brit.isn Control .
The meeting consiaereu tne tentative
red rait o± article 12 which had been put
1 or ward "by Mr. He am at the meeting on
14th Decemoer. Tne effect was to secure
that any company to wnich the concession
might be transferred woula be a British
Company, registereu in Great Britain,
having its principal place of business in
Great Britain, ana with a British subject
at all times as Cnairmcin, but to give any
such compojiy the right to form su-:sidiaries
unaer its own control to worK the
concession which, while enjoying the rights
ana accepting tne obligations of the
parent company under the Agreement, would
be unaer no restriction as regards
nationality or British control. It was
agreea that the first paragraph of the
rearaft was unobjectionable so J>r as it
went. The second paragraph was
unobjectionable if the woras "except the
engagements expressed in the final
sentence of the preceding clause" were
Trie re would be no objection, if the
Company tnou^ht this woula facilitate
negotiations with the sheikh, to leaving
the question of Britisn control out of
the coijuercial agreements oo te negotiated
between them ana the Sheikh altogether, so
long as it was agreed with the A .P .CUC.
that provisions to govern it satisfactory

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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' [‎122r] (258/520), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/411, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 25 August 2019]

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