‘Qatar Oil Concession and connected Documents [Oil concession granted by the Shaikh of Qatar to the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, 17 May 1935]’ [4r] (7/10)
The record is made up of 1 file (4 folios). It was created in Feb 1936-5 Feb 1937. It was written in English. 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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The award of arbitration shall be consistent with the legal principles familiar to
The decision of the majority of arbitrators shall be final, and the place of
arbitration shall be Qatr.
On giving any award, the arbitrators shall fix a sufficient time within which
the party against wbom the award is given, should carry out the said award. And
that party shall be considered at fault only when he fails to comply with the award
before the expiry of the aforesaid period and not otherwise.
Article Seventeenth. —The labourers employed by the Company must be from
amongst the Shaikh's own subjects or from amongst those approved by the Shaikh,
excepting technical employees and the managers and clerks whom the Company may
require and whom it cannot find in the country. As the Shaikh prescribes as a
condition the dismissal of any employee whose retention is disapproved by the
Shaikh, if the Shaikh has observed any irregular conduct on his part. And it
naturally follows that the wages which the Company pays to the employees from
amongst Qatr people shall be reasonable.
Article Eighteenth. —The Shaikh and the Company declare that they base action
upon this Agreement on the basis of good faith and pure belief and upon the
interpretation of this Agreement in a manner consistent with reason. And the
Company undertakes to acknowledge the Shaikh's authority and his rights in his
capacity as the Ruler of the State of Qatr principality and to respect them in every
Article Nineteenth. —Nothing contained in this Agreement shall prevent the
Shaikh in any manner whatever from granting concessions to other parties for
anything excepting the Substances mentioned in the First Article provided that the
said concessions do not interfere with the rights of the Company or its operations in
accordance with this Agreement.
Article Tiventieth. —The Company will pay all the sums due to the Shaikh, in
accordance with this Agreement, into the Shaikh's account in the Eastern Bank
Limited in Bahrein and the receipt taken from that Bank shall be a full acquittance
of the Company's liability for the sum mentioned in the Bank's receipt. The
Shaikh may, from time to time appoint another Bank or other Banks for the
purposes of this Article, and this shall be done in writing.
Article Twenty-First —This Agreement shall be binding upon both parties and
their successors and assigns ; and it has been written in Arabic and English and all
due care has been taken to make the two texts identical in meaning. And if any
difference should arise as to the meaning or the interpretation of any article, at
any time, the Arabic version is to be relied upon.
Article Twenty-Second. —The expression year, month and day used in this
Agreement shall mean what is consistent with the English Solar Calendar and not
IN WITNESS whereof the two parties have hereunto set their hands and seals
on the day and in the year mentioned in the preamble.
(Signed) Abdullah Bin Qasim Al Thasi,
Ruler of Qatar.
Salih bin Sulaiman
For the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, Ltd.,
C. C. Mylles,
H. H. H ilmi.
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The memorandum contains a printed copy (folios 2-4) of the oil concession agreed between the Shaikh of Qatar, Abdullah bin Qasim al Thani [‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī], and Charles C Mylles, Representative of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC), on 17 May 1935. Following the concession agreement are copies of three letters (folio 5) sent by Mylles to Shaikh ‘Abdullāh, all dated 17 May 1935, relating to the signing of the concession agreement.
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- 1 file (4 folios)
The memorandum is part of a larger file, the first folio of which (f 1) is a contents page. The first two items listed on the contents page are covered by memorandum number B 444.
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Foliation: The foliation for this description commences at f 2 and terminates at f 5, as it is part of a larger physical file; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. The main foliation sequence commences at the front cover, and terminates at the back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.
Pagination: The file also contains an original printed pagination sequence.
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