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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎182r] (378/520)

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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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occupied by religious buildings as exist at the date of
signature of this Agreement or such normal extensions thereof
as may be indicated by the Shaikh from time to time. The State
of Qatar means all territory ruled by the Shaikh (as shown
generally on the map annexed hereto) and any subsequent extensions/
The period of this Agreement shall be seventy-five
years from the date of its signature.
Article 3 .
The Company shall make a thorough investigation of
the State of Qatar by such methods as may in its opinion best
enable it to ascertain its oil possibilities. The Company
shall keep the Shaikh iniormed from time to time or its
operations in this connection.
Ar t i c1e 4 .
In consideration of the rights granted oy the Shaikh
to the Company hereunaer, the Company shall make to the Shaikh
the following payments during the currency or this Agreement:-
(a) On the date of signature —
(b) On each of the rirst four anniver
saries of the date of signature —
(c) On the fifth and each subsequent
anniversary oi the date oi signature
but after the commencement oi exports
of the SUBSTANCES from Qatar the
Company shall pay, instead oi 6 / x
annual sums mentioned in (b) an ( )
above, royalties as speciiiea belovy
on THE SUBSTANCES exported irom or
sold for consumption in Qatar curing
the year ended 5 months prior ■
anniversary of the date oi sigi
with the proviso that such royal y
payments will not in any yeax o
less than
(1) On all THE SUBSTArJCES other
asphalt ozokerite and natural gas
royalty at the rate or —
(2) On asphalt and ozokerite royalty at ^
the rate of ^^ m *
(3) On natural gas royalty at the rate of.-

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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' [‎182r] (378/520), 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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