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'File 10/3 III Qatar Oil Concession' [‎50r] (113/470)

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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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t.-i^ oasc of foreign cnan in the case of British "ocrsonnGl,
as the former -/oulci 00 loss amenable to the advice and
instructions of the local British authorities, and at
the; same time any ^ucli incident in which a foreign national
suffered might give rise to international complications,
as the foreign Power concerned would naturally demand that
His Majesty's 'Jovernment should either take steps to
enforce reparation, or permit it to intervene itself on
behalf of its nationals.
0, The Secretary of Dtate therefore considers that
every endeavour should be made to secure the agreement of
any company seeking an oil concession in any of the Arab
sheikhdoms to a condition, providing the fullest possible
safeguard that the circumstances of a particular case may
permit, in regard to the nationality of its local personnel.
Ho does not suggest that it is necessary to impose a
condition in identical terms in all cases, since
circumstances may differ, and in some of the sheikhdoms
the safeguard desired is of even more importance than in
4. It wilj be remembered that the ikmeri can-control led
Bahrein Petroleum Company agreed to a condition that as many
of its employees in Bahrein as is consistent with the
efficient carrying on of the undertaking shall at all times
be British subjects or subjects of the Sheikh of Bahrein,
This clause does not altogether exclude the employment of
American personnel, and in effect it is largely left to the
Company to decide whether the employment of individual
Americans is necessary for u the efficient carrying on of
the undertaking'", since this is largely a technical point
on which it would be difficult to dispute the Company f s

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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' [‎50r] (113/470), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/412, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 20 October 2019]

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