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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎195r] (404/520)

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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
aicmature 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 rulea "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 5 .
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 inrormed from time to time 01 its
operations in this connection.
Article 4 .
in consideration or the rights granted by the Shaikh
to the Company hereunder, the Company shall make to the Shaikh
the toliowing payments during the currency oi this
(a) On the date of signature —
(b) On each of the rirst four anniver
saries of the date or signature
(c) On the fifth and each subsequent
^ anniversary oi the date of signature
but after th# commencement o 1 ®^ orts
of the StTBSTAiiCES 1 r,oin J . (4a !; a ^. the
Company shall pay, i f tea ^fJTi c )
annual sums mentioned in ( ) ^
above, royalties as specified below
on THE SUBSTA-iCES exported fiom ol
sold for consumption in ^ata
thp vear ended 3 months piicr to eacn
tne yeai enucu. signature
anniversary of f- e a h r0 yalty
with the proviso that */ tota i
payments will not m any y -
less than
(1) On all THE SUBST^CES other than
asphalt ozokeriue aA
royalty at the rate oi
(2) On asphalt and ozokerite
the rate of
14-nr ft t the i sit e oi 4
(3) On natural gas royal y

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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).

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' [‎195r] (404/520), 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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