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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎162r] (338/520)

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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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and it wa^. quite conceivable that it might be taken up
ov the A ^P.O.G, and the ^uell only. But he thought that
the would see objection to the proposed redraft
of pub-paragraph 1 and he was quite clear that there
would be very serious difficulty as regards the proposed
provision in the case of sub-paragraph 2, Save on the
question of British control he saw, however, no objection
to making any assignment subject to the conditions of the
agreement as it now stood. He was opposed, however, to
giving the Sheikh any voice in approving the assignment.
As he had made clear elsewhere, the Sheikh would use any
right, however unsubstantial, given him under the agreement,
to extort larger sump, of money.
As regards the composition of any assignee company,
Mr. Eraser and Mr. Hearn said that their difficulties, if
they endeavoured to force a British assignee company upon
the Board of the I.P.O., would be very great indeed.
/Mr. Praser left at this stage7
Mr. Hearn pointed out that Mr. Praser had been
entrusted with the negotiations in respect of this
concession by the I.P.O., whom he must be regarded as
representing. I'lie l .P.O, was an international concern
it was most important not to give its Board an^ feeling
that through allowing negotiations to be handled by the
A,P,0,G. they had sacrificed their interests, On^ point
of particular importance in this connection ./as tha
Company was registered in Great Britain, with its
headquarters in this country, it would oecomo
to U.K. taxation. It was unreasonable to expect the
•p • j.'u t p p tn cmbmit to U»K. taxation
foreign element m the I.P.G. to -uon

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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' [‎162r] (338/520), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/411, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 14 October 2019]

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