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'File 10/3 III Qatar Oil Concession' [‎47r] (107/470)

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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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.rticle 5 .
(A) For the purposes of its operations hereunder
:he Company shall have the right without hindrance to canstruct
nd to operate power stations, rofin6ries3 j pipelines and storage
■anks^ facilities for water supply including boring for y/ater,
■ele^raph telephone and. wireless installations, roads, railways,
raj.aways, buildings, ports, harbours, harbour works, wharves and
etties, oil and coaling stations, with such lighting as may be
equisite and any other facilities or works which the Company may
onsider necessary, and for such purposes to use free of all payments
o the Government any stone, sand, gravel, gypsum, clay or water
hich may be available and may be required for its operations
ereunder, provided always that the water supply of the local
nhaoitants ana nomad population who may be dependent on the same
s not endangered. The Company shall at its discretion but in
onsultation with the Government select the position of any such
orks. The Company may likewise utilise without hindrance all such
sans of transportation by land air and water communication or
per a oi on as may be necessary for the effective conduct of its
Derations hereunder,
(B) The Company shall under normal conditions accept and
ransmit free of charge on its wireless and telegraph installations G-overnment messages as will not interfere with the Company T s
isiness, ana in times of national emergency the Government shall
r/e full use free of charge of the Company's wireless and telegraph
istallations and railways for governmental purposes.
(C) The Government's ships shall have the right to use
iroours utilised or constructed by the Company, provided that such
>e in no way hampers the Company or interferes in any way with
.e safety of its operations of which the Company shall be the
»le judges. Any wharves of appurtenances constructed by the
mpany shall be for its exclusive use.

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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' [‎47r] (107/470), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/412, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 26 August 2019]

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