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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎183r] (380/520)

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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 the Shaikh shall require payment of royalties
a t any time other than an anniversary of the date of signature
the Company shall on notice "being given by the Shaikh pay
-uch royalties as may have accrued up to a da'ce 3 months prior
to the receipt of such notice from the Shaikh and a reasonable
time shall be allowed to the Company to effect the payment.
Article jj *.
The Company shall measure all lluld substances
exported from or sold lor consumption in the State or Qatar
by dipping of tanks or through orifice meters, ana all solid
substances hy weight, and shall keep accurate records thereof
to which the duly authorised representative of the Shaxkn
shall have access at all reasonable times. The Company snail
submit to the Shaikh annually an accurate record oi *
-Tnr consumption in (^atai
SUBSTAWCSS exported from or sold lor
during each year.
shall have the right to construct maintain
The Company shall nave
h cad" telegraph and telephone mstalla
and operate such roads tereg hp^ours
+ ati ons railways refineries haibouis
and lines wireless ^ and other work8
otntlons workshops house
pipelines pumping sta. - ^ accollloodatl on
-itq ooeratioub
for the purposes of i
of its employees. d t0
„ +hp riaht in case oi
« — shall ttlwhon .
use free of chaige the Co . on 3pecial personal
and wireless installations ana
/i tn the Company s .opeiau
services with due. regard
^ticle_7. ^ the Coinpany free or cost the
Th e Shaikh shall , vated land belonging
d occupation
unrestricted use ar. may .+ s operations.
n the company /need xd its
to the Shaikh which

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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).

Extent and format
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' [‎183r] (380/520), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/411, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 28 January 2020]

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