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'File 10/3 III Qatar Oil Concession' [‎44r] (101/470)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (223 folios). It was created in 27 Jan 1934-24 Mar 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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TT i). itoi.w11iisuanding anything contained in the
a £ iiesilent beiv/een cue Company and the Sheikh of Qatar
• GOxupanj shall not have the right to use or
occupy, and snail not include in the areas selected for
the purposet> oi its operations, any sites which nay
aa've ueen selec ceo. uy or on oenalx ox the Shexldi or
His liajesty 1 s Government as being required for aerodromes
or for aeroplane or seaplane bases, or in connection
vjitn the development of harbours, or for wireless and
tele gr a oh i n st al 1 at i o ris .
6. The operation of wireless, telegraph and
telephone installations, if any, maintained by the
Company shall not interfere with the operation of such
wireless, telegraph or telephone installations as may
be established under arrangements approved by the SheiMi
or His Majesty T s Governrnent" .
I imagine that the question of possible future
air requirements may be more important in Koweit than it
is in Qatar, but, subject to your views, a clause on the
above lines ought sufficiently to safeguard the position.
Presumably, however, it will be necessary to select
alternative sites for possible future requirements before
the C omp any c o mm en ce s ope r at i o n s.
With reference to the last sentence of Article
5 (i.) in the Koweit commercial draft agreement, we propose
to suggest the addition of a qualifying clause to the
following effect: "Subject to any regulations of general
application for aircraft made by the Sheikh", in order to
safeguard the position under the aircraft agreement which
we /

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The volume contains 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. in Bushire, the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. in Bahrain and the Secretary of State for India, on the Qatar oil concession, on the Southern boundary of Qatar and on the role of Ibn Saud in the negotiation.

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There is an index at the end of the volume ( folios 211-216).

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1 volume (223 folios)

The papers in this file are arranged in chronological order. There is an index at the end of the volume, on folios 211-216. 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 is on top right-hand corner, starting on the first page of writing and finishing on the back cover. The numbering is in pencil, enclosed by a circle and starts with 1, then 115, 116A, 116B, 116C, then carries on until 221, which is the last number given. There is a second pagination on the top right corner, uncircled, starting on folio 22 (numbered 21) to folio 100 (numbered 99) and then from folio 116a (numbered 113) until folio 210 (numbered 207).

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'File 10/3 III Qatar Oil Concession' [‎44r] (101/470), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/412, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 17 October 2019]

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