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'File 10/3 III Qatar Oil Concession' [‎171r] (366/470)

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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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Subjeot to the provisions of Article 7 below ? the
Company may operate in any part of the State of Qatar as
defined below but shall not operate on such religious lands,
cemeteries or lands occupied by religious buildings as
ezist at the date of signature of this Agreement or such
normal extensions of such religious lands, cemeteries or
buildings as the Shaikh may indicate. For the purposes of
this Agreement the State of Qatar means all territory ruled
by the Shaikh shown to the north of the line on the map
attached hereto.
The period of this Agreement shall be seventy -five
years from the date of its signature.
Article 3
The Company shall make a thorough investigation of
the State of Qatar by such methods as may in its opinion best
enable it to ascertain its oil possibilities.
In carrying out its operations under this Agreement,
the Company shall employ all means customary and proper and
shall exploit its Concession by appropriate scientific
methods.
The Company undertakes to keep accurate plans, maps,
records of wells drilled and such othur data whuther
topographical, geological or of drilling as it is customary
to keep and such material shall be open to inspection by
the Shaikh or his duly authorised representative.
The Company shall supply an annual report to the
Shaikh of its operations under this Agreement.
Article 4./

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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)
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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' [‎171r] (366/470), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/412, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023550520.0x0000a7> [accessed 24 October 2019]

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