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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎140r] (294/520)

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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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2, generally on the nap annexed hereto)' 1 .
(d) Tne Company have agreed to omit thowordc
at the; end 01 the first sub-paragraph "and any
subsequent extensions thereoi"."
Tne 'Jornpany agroed to consider
ai.i|jliiiCc uon oi tiiis article on the lines
of Articles 12A and 13 of their Persian
concession, subject to certain verbal
modifications. We suggest that the article
might be revised to read somewhat as follows: -
n 3. The Company shall make a thorough
investigation of the State of Qatar by such
methods as may in its opinion best enable
it to ascertain its oil possibilities. In
carrying out its operations under this
Agreement the Company shall employ all means
customary and proper and shall exploit its
Concession by methods in accordance with the
latest scientific progress.
"The Company undertaices to keep accurate
plans, maps, records /ancf""siufti other data
whether topographical, geological or 01
drilling as it is customary to keep and
such material shall be open to inspection b^
the Sheikh or his duly authorised representative
"The Company shall supply Q-n annual
re" ort to the Sheikh of its operations unu.ej.
this Agreement."
It was agreed on December 14th that so
long as
(a) the financial terms to be given
to the Sheikh under this article were sucn

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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' [‎140r] (294/520), 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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