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'File 10/3 III Qatar Oil Concession' [‎168r] (360/470)

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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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7o Notwithstanding anything contained in the
agreement "between tne Gorripany and the Sheikh oi" Qatr the
Company snail not have the right to use or occupy, and
shall not include in the areas to he acquired or
utilised ior the purposes of its operations, any sites
which may have heen selected hy or on hehalf of the
Sheikh or His Iviajesty's Government for defence purposes,
for aerodromes, aeroplane or seaplane hases or for
wireless and telegraph installations or lii connection
with the development of harbours, provided that with
the consent of His Majesty's Government which shall not
be unreasonably withheld the Company shall have the
right to use for the purposes of its operations such
harbours as may he developed hy the Sheikh or His
IvBjesty's Government if there is not reasonable harbour
accommodation available elsewhere. Subject to the
terms of the agreement between the Company and the
Sheikh harbours developed by the Company shall be under
its complete and exclusive control-
8. Telegraph, wireless and telephone installations,
if any, maintained by the Company shall be for use only
in its business and as provided in the concession, and
shall be so constructed and operated that their
operations shall not interfere with the operations of
such wireless, telegraph or telephone installations as
may be established by the Sheikh or His Majesty's
Government.
9. V ;
(Refining Clause).

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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)
Arrangement

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' [‎168r] (360/470), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/412, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023550520.0x0000a1> [accessed 17 October 2019]

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