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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎146r] (306/520)

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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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to the Lessor in good order repair and
condition ana fit for farther working- all
productive wells or borings which shall
have been made by the Lessees urder the
liberty and power in that behalf herein
before contained.. H ; while the Iraq
concessions both of the I.P.G. and the
British Oil development provide that "the
Company shall maintain in good working order
all wells drilled so long as they are
economically productive. H )
article 15 > It was suggested to the Company, who,
it is understood, saw no objection, that
the words :,i, the period of such delay,
together with any such period as may be
necessary for the restoration of" might be
amended, in the interests of the Sheikh, to
read ; 'th3 period of such delay together
with such period as may be reasonaoly
necessary, subject to the approval vor in
the view) of the Political Besidcnt, ±cr
th- restoration, etc. w
Jycllcle__16 e It was made clear at the meeting ' j T i ^4th
jecember that H.LiJj - . attached importance to
the restoration of the Political Bosidunt in
substitution for the Court of International
Justice as the person to be responsicie xor
nominating the third arbitrator. it was
understood that the Company sa'.v no objection
to this. while attaching importance
to the monifi^ation, see no objection to the
Sompany 1 c postponing communication of it to

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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' [‎146r] (306/520), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/411, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 28 January 2020]

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