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'File 10/3 III Qatar Oil Concession' [‎172r] (368/470)

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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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In considuration of tlie ri^ats granted "by the Shaikh
to the Company hereunder 3 the Conpany shall maku to the
Shaikh the follov/ing payments during the cur re hot of
this Agreement: -
(a) On the date of signature
(b) On each of the first four anniver
saries of the date of signature....
(c) On the fifth and each subsequent
anniversary of the date of signature».
"but after the commencement of exports
of TII l C SUBS'T x J : IGES from Qatar the
Gompeaiy shall pay ? instead of the
annual sums mentioned in (b) and (c)
above 9 royalties as specified below
on THE SUBSTiuTGEo exported from or
sold for consumption in Q ,atar during
the year ended 3 months prior to each
anniversary of the date of signature
with the proviso that such royalty-
payments will not in any year total
less tnan •oo#..
(1) On all THE SUBSTArTCES other than asphalt
ozokerite and natural gas royalty at tne
rate of . , »
(2) On asphalt and ozokerite royalty at the
rate of, . . —
(3) On natural gas royalty at the rate of
If the Shaikh shall require payment of royalties at
any time other than an anniversary of the date of signature
the Company shall on notice being given by the Shaikh pay
such royalties as may have accrued up to a date 3 months prior
to the receipt of such notice from thu ShaixJi and a i...
time snail bo allowed to the Company to effect the payment.
Articl e^5
The Company shall measure all fluid ^ubotcviic
exported from or sold for consumption in ono Sc-bo of Q
dipping of tanks or through orifice me tors, and all odid
substancee by ,,eight, and shall keop accurate records thereot
to which the duly authorised representative 01 wu- on.-ikn ^

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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' [‎172r] (368/470), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/412, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 17 October 2019]

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