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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎184r] (382/520)

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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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Any other lands, houses or buildings required by the
Company may be bought or leased by it on conditions to be
arranged with the proprietors thereof, but such conditions
shall not be in excess of those ordinarily current in their
respective localities. The C anpany shall acquire only such
land, houses and buildings as are necessary for its operation
under this Agreement, and such land shall at all times be less
than the whole area of Qatar. The Company shall inform the
Shaikh from time to time of the land, houses and buildings
which it requires to occupy for its operations, and land
houses and buildings previously acquired by the Company frcm
the Shaikh but found no longer necessary for its operations
shall be returned by the Company to the Shaikh tree of cost.
Provided that all land, houses and buildings owned by
the Company shall be handed over to the shai^. on the expiry
or sooner determination of this Agreement.
Article 8-
The Can pan y may take any water required for its operations
free of cost provided that such water can be taken without
damage or loss toeny local inhabitants. The Company may also
sink wells and drill for and impound water to provide x or the
needs of its operations.
In case of need, the Shaikh 's army or military
expeditions may take free of charge such quantities of water
as may be at the Canpany's disposal after satisiymg its own
requirements. Similarly, the people may take any such surplus
water for themselves and their animals free of charge
Article 9.
i v^r csnil cla v gravel lime gypsum
The Company may take any soil c „
stone and any similar materials required for its operations
free of cost, but it shall not prevent the people from taking
their usual requirements of these materials.

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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' [‎184r] (382/520), 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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