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'File 10/3 III Qatar Oil Concession' [‎170r] (364/470)

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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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p,Z. 1786/1934. 13th March 1934 .
This is an AGRGM/iENT made on the
day of corresponding to
— ——-——_— 0; £ 135 between
QiiTiiR (hereinafter referred to as "The Shaikh" which
expression shall where the context so admits be deemed to
include his lawful heirs and assigns) of the one part and
Archibald Hugh Tennent Ghisholm acting on behalf of
Anglo Persian Oil Company ? Limited (Hereinafter referred
to as "The Company" which expression shall where the context
so admits be deemed to include its assigns) of the other
It is hereby agreed between the Shaikh and the
Company in manner following;-
Article 1
The Shaikh hereby granted to the Compo.ny on the
terms hereinafter mentioned the exclusive right throughout
the State of Qatar to explore prospect drill for extract
carry away export and the right to refine and sell petroleum
naphtha natural gases ozokerite asphalt and the derivatives
thereof hereinafter referred to as THE SUBSTiJMCES»
If the Company discovers any minerals other than
THE SUBSTANCES ? such as gold, iron ore, coal etc. ? it shall
have no right to taku possession of the same, but most repoj
the fact to the Shaikh ? and the Shaikh shall have full right
and absolute control over such minerals.
Article 2./

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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' [‎170r] (364/470), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/412, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 16 October 2019]

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