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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎153r] (320/520)

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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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Pinal note ol aiscussion at the Inaia Office on Thursday
14th December, between representatives of the A.P.O.C. and
representatives of the petroleum Department and 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.
on the subject of the A .P .O .C. redraft of the (£-tar
Ivir. Laithwaite
IVir. P.O. Starling
Mr. Eraser
Ivlr. Hearn
Mr. G.£. Gromhie
(In the Chair)
petroleum Departnient.
Deputy Chairman, A^P.O.G.
Inuia Office.
The meeting followed irimediately on the interdepartment
al meeting, a note of which has been circulatea under
P.Z.8073/35. Mr. Praser was present only for the first
half of the discussion. The note which follows records
the points on which agreement was reached with the company
and deals in greater detail with the aiscussion which took
place on the question of Article 12.
It was made clear to the representatives of the n.p.O.C,
before the aiscussion began that while the draft concession
had been informally examined interdepartmentally the results
of that examination had not yet been laia before higher
authority and that the discussion would proceed on that
o^-sis. On the other hana, it was understood that the
Company would welcome any inmed iate indication of the
points on which difficulty was likely to be felt by H.M.G.,
so that they could inform Ivir. Chisholm, in the event of
^ ] ls resuming negotiations with the sheikh oi Qatar before
l^th December, of the line wnich he should take.
Article 2/

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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' [‎153r] (320/520), 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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