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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎144r] (302/520)

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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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remain a British company, registered in Great
Britain, h; ving its principalpl -.ce of business
in Great Britain, and the Chairman shall at
all times he a British subject."
T, The Company shall be at liberty to form
one or more subsidiary companies under its own
control should it consider this to be necessar3 r
for the working of this concession. Any such
subsidiary company shall, so far as they are
applicable to its operations, enjoy all the
rights and privileges granted to the Company
hereunder, and shall assume all the engagemento
and responsibilities herein expressed, except
the engagement expressed in the final sentence
of the preceding clause."
The redraft in question has been further
considered by the interested Departttents of His
Majesty 's Government. Their position m regar'
to British control, Brltisb exploitation, the
position and nationality of the Chief Local
Eepresentative, etc. in any oil concession m
Qatar is referred to in paragraph 8 of the
covering letter, though, as there stated, they
are notyet in a position to .-- t out
minimum conditions in so many v/oroo. -o f-r as
the commercial agreement between the Company
and the Sheikh is concerned they would however
- -tide 12 the first
be content to accept &s Ai^icxe
„ ...,,-v... -.-.'ii i of Mr .Hearn's
two sentences 01 suo p -
, 0 +vip «ame redraft
redraft end sub -paragraph o ^ -
4 4.^^ pnee cement expressed
less the words "except the ^
in the final sentence of the preceding clause''
and to omit any reference to Britisn control
from the commercial/

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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' [‎144r] (302/520), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/411, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 20 October 2019]

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