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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎196r] (406/520)

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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
such royalties as may have accrued up to a date 3 months prior
to the receipt of such notice from the Shaikh and a reasonable
time shall bt allowed to the Company to effect the payment.
article b.
The Company shall measure all fluid substances
exported from or sold for consumption in the State of ^atar
by dipping of tanks or through orifice meters, and all solid
substances by weight, and shall keep accurate records thereof
to which the duly authorised representativs of the Shaikn
shall have access at all reasonable times. The Company shall
submit to the Shaikh annually an accurate record of all THi
i -p ^ nr. qold for consumption in Qatar
SUBSTANGSS exported Horn oi
during each year.
A rticle 6» ^ _
thp right to construct maintain
The Company shall hav
■ telegraph and telsphon* installations
and operate such roads
+ railways refineries harbours
and lines wireless static s - . ,„ OT .i, s
stations workshops houses and other
pipelines pumping stauio.-^ ^HHtion
f its operations including the accommodation
for the purposes ol i 1
of its employees.
. v, ,0 the right in case oi need to
The Shaikh shall have th
. ,,, in v-s roads telegraph telephone
use fre* of charge the oomp ^ , ueci al personal
and wireless installations and railvay. ^
^ to the Company's.,operations •
services with due regard to
Article 7. r.nst the
+ +0 the Company iree 01
TM ^ anoultlvatM ^ belonging
unrestricted use and occ . ^ operations,
to the Shaikh which the company.

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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' [‎196r] (406/520), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/411, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 19 October 2019]

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