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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎188r] (390/520)

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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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The award shall be made in accordance with the
general principles of law reco.fmsed by civilised nations.
The decision of a majority of the arbitrators shall
be final. The place of arbitration shall be Qatar unless
the majority of the arbitrators think otherwise.
Article 17 .
All labourers required by the Company in the State
of Qatar shall be engaged from the Shaikh's own men or those
whom he may recomaend. But managers and skilled employees
and clerks may be brought from outside, and also labourers,
if labourers in the State of Qatar are insufficient in number
or demand unreasonable wages. The Company will not ^eep any
employee of whom the Shaikh expresses disapproval, out such
disapproval shall not be expressed without showing due cause.
Article IS .
The Shaikh and the Oonpeny declare tte ^ney
the performance of this Agreement on principles of mutual
good will and good faith as well as on a reasonaole
interpretation of this Agreement.
The Company undertakeB to aoknoirtedge or.d respect
in every wa, the po.ere end r^te of the as Srler of
the State of Qatar.
Article 19 . .
_ . , ■. __ ^ "hhis Agreement shall prevent
Nothing laid aown m t/nis ^
t-ynrn rrrantin^ concessions to othei
the Shaikh in any way i^om o ra - x •
+ - T p other tlian TIffi SUBSTANCES mentioned
parties for any article ot.ner uian
. j_ j ±ur,j- s uch concessions do not
in Article 1, providea that sucn
• onerations of the Compan}
interfere with the rig^ s P
under this Agreement.

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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.

The volume includes:

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' [‎188r] (390/520), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/411, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 3 July 2020]

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