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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎158r] (330/520)

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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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establish wireless stations, etc, Mr. Starling pointed
out tli^t in the Hasa stgreeiiient the arrangernent of air
facilities was specii-ically leit to be settled in a
sut sequent agreeiuent*
Tne official representatives suggested that as a
compromise it might "be possible to distinguish "between
essential oil operations (which might include telephones
for local corniiunication) and general conmunications such
as telegraph ana wireless.
The Company's representatives were very
reluctant to agree. Mr. Laithwaite said that there were
important political interests to be safeguarded which we
could not overlook. He did not know that there was
anything very material in the form of the understanding
reached with the Company so long as it was binding. If it
would ease matters it might be possible to meet the
situation by an exchange of letters, in which the Company
would undertake to give all due deference to the views of
h.m .G. and the Sheikh in the exercise of their rights under
this article. The Company agreed to this suggestion. They
iurther accepted a suggestion that the words "but not
otherwise" should he added after the words "for the
purposes of its operations" in line 5 of Article 6.
(c) The Company said that sub- paragraph (ii) of
Article 6 had been inserted in deference to tne sheikh s
AailGLS 7 .
(a) it was agreed that if the safeguards aesired by
H.I vi.g. in respect of aerodromes were ultimately not incluaea
in the agreement but embodied in an exchange of let^ero, a
^ification of the first sub -paragraph ol this article
wuid be unnecessary. The attention of the Company was

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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' [‎158r] (330/520), 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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