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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎145r] (304/520)

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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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commercial agreement with the Sheikh ?o
long as it was understood that the
ouestion would be covered in a separate
agreement between and the Goapany.
On a point of drafting, it is suggested
that the word "Agreement 41 be substituted
for the word ^Concession 4 '' in the first
sentence of sub-para.2 of the redraft.
The Company agreed, subject to
di scussion with the Shell Company, to the
insertion in sub-para 2 of a provision
that "'producing wells or borings at the
time of such termination shall be handed
over in good order and repair and fit for
further working" and to make a
corresponding amendment in substitution
for the words '"in such working condition
as the property then is" in sub-para. 2 and 3.
ifje have not yet heard the result of
their discussion; but we note that
Article 20 (II) and (ill) of the revised
Persian Concession requires wells to oe
handed over in good order ana thai tnere
appear to be no lack of precedents for a
provision of tins nature (e.g. in the
Brunei concession, which is operated by
the Shell Company, Clause 19 reads:
"19 T'ie Lessees shall (save in
respect of any operations of which the
Lessor shall have sanctioned the
abandonment) at the en^ or sooner
determination of the said term deliver up

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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' [‎145r] (304/520), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/411, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 20 September 2019]

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