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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎143r] (300/520)

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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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rticlc S.
Article 10
Article 11
Article IS,
substituted for the v/ords "but such conditioiiG
shall not be in excess."
Sub-paragraph (i). Second ssntence. The
Company have agreed to inuert the v /ords
"subject to the sane conditions".
In connection with this article it was
understood at the meeting on the 11th December
that the Company would see no objection to the
addition of a provision in this article or
perhaps more appropriately in Article 6 to the
effect that the Sheikh "shall have the right
to use harbours utilised or constructed by
the Company, provided that such use in no way
hampers the Company or interferes with the
safety of its operations."
It was agreed in connection with this
article that there could be no question of
acceding to the Sheikh's request thax rifles
should be supplied by the Company.
At the meeting on 14th December x.a .-"i-n,
after considerable discussion, suggested the
following redraft, which night, he thought,
be acceptable to the Ira^ Petroleum Company,
but beyond which he was not prepared xo go:-
" Article 12 . Che Company shall have the righw
to transfer this agreement to any other
British commercial company, but not to any
government, subject to such Company being
able to fulfil all the duties and obligations
of this, agreement. The Company shall inform
the Sheikh if it so transfers this agreement.
Such other commercial company shall be and

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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.

The volume includes:

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' [‎143r] (300/520), 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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