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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎161r] (336/520)

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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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If concession W8.s itjisn p^isonnsl q^hq tiActtj CGr'to.ln otihsr
^ai-6 uuras ; ^ or it3 character were included:
notably» tliat the Company should be registered in Great
Britain, with offices in Lonaon, and a British Chairman,
ana probably that a proportion of its Board shoula be
British. It would als3 be necessary to consider the
question of the Chief Local Representative in Qatar, but
^ that could be considered separately. He thought that it
would also be considered desirable that the approval of
the oheikh should be required to any assignment. He
3Ug6es^ e(i Article 12 might be amended to read "The
Company shall be and remain a British Company, registered
in Great Britain, and the Chairman shall at all times be
a British subject. Subject to tnese conditions and to the
approval of the Sheikh and on conditions lai^ down by him,
it shall have the right to transfer this agreement to any
other commercial company, but not to any government*
subject to such company being able to fulfil all the duties
and obligations of this agreement. The Company shall
inform the sheikh if it so transfers this agreement.
"The Company shall also have the right to form one or
ffiore subsidiary corrmercial companies under its own control
ior the working of this agreement, which snail enjoy the
eights and privileges and assume the engagements herein
Alternatively, we night specifically provide in the
iirst sut-paragraph for transfer to the that Aas
what the Company wanted to cover, leaving the secona sub-
paragraph as redrafted above.
Ivir, Fraser did not consider that the second
a lternative would be acceptable to tae Company. In the
first place, the I.P.O. might never want this concession

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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' [‎161r] (336/520), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/411, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 23 May 2019]

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