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'File 10/3 III Qatar Oil Concession' [‎173r] (370/470)

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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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shall have access . at all reasonable times. The Oompr-nY
shall submit to the Shaikh annually an accurate record
of all THL oLJ-.ji.jie^po.i oed i.roin or sold for consumption
in Qatar during each year.
Article 6,
The Company shall haYe the right subject to the
provisions of Article 7 to construct maintain and operate
such roads telegraph and telephone installations and lines
vdreless stations railways refineries harbours pipelines
pumping stations workshops houses and other works as it
may require solely for the purposes of its operations
including the accommodation of its employees.
The Company may likewise utilise without hindrance
all such means of transportation by land air and water
communication or operation as may be necessary for the
effective conduct of its operations hereunder.
The Shaikh shall have the right in case of need
to use free of charge the Company's roads telegraph telephone
and wireless installations and railways on special/services
with due regard to the Company's operations.
The Shaikh's ships shall have the right to use
harbours utilised or constructed by the Company, provided
that such use in no way hampers the Company or interferes
with the safety of its operations, of which the Company shall
be the sole judge.
Article 7 .
The Shaikh shall grant to the Company free of
cost the unrestricted use and occupation of uncultivated
land belonging to the Shaikh ishich the C oj . j . W
for its operations.

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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' [‎173r] (370/470), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/412, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 19 October 2019]

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