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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎137r] (288/520)

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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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our meeting on December 14th. In particular it will be
-regarded as essential to secure that the concession is
operated locally by British personnel exclusively,
provision would also have t o be made in regard to the
nationality and position of the Chief Local Representative
of the operating Company (this would of course include
the question of the channel of conmunication between the
Chief Local Representative and the Sheikh) , the refining
of oil won either locally in Qatar or in British
neighbouring territory, and the right of pre-emption in
time of war. These are all matters which can, we think,
best be included in a separate agreement between the
C cm pan y and His Majesty's Government which would be
communicated to the Sheikh but to which he would not oe a
party: and we feel that, other considerations apart, such
an arrangement may facilitate the task of negotiating a
canmercial agreement with him.
9. I hope the information contained in this letter,
inc cmplete or provisional in character as it inevitaoly
still is on certain important points, will meet yoar
purpose. If there is anything on which you are not
clear, perhaps you would be so kind as to let me know. I
should be grateful if you would let me know the views of
the Company on the procedure suggested, and if you v, ould
confirm that they are prepared to accept the am end., en
the "revised" concession set out in tne enclosure to t
letter, and also the understandings subject to which certain
amendments have been inserted or omitted,
further point, which was mentioned in the c ourse
our discussions, I ought perhaps to put on recoid that
while the draft Agreement, with the modifications
suoject to the supplementary Agreement proposed,
pres ant/

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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' [‎137r] (288/520), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/411, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 15 October 2019]

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