'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [120r] (264/730)
The record is made up of 1 volume (361 folios). It was created in 11 Sep 1925-23 Feb 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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THIS AGRESMMT made the day of
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1933 'between His Excellency
SHAIKH ABDULLAH AL QASIM ATH THANI Ruler of QATAR
(hereinafter referred to as "the Shaikh" which expres
sion shall where the context so admits be deemed to
include his heirs and assigns) of the one part and
Alexander Charles Sampson 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 part.
It is hereby agreed between the Shaikh
and the Company in manner following
The Shaikh hereby grants to the Company
on the terms hereinafter mentioned the exclusive
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right/to explore prospect drill for extract carry
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away export and sell petroleum naphtha natural gases
ozokerite asphalt and the derivatives thereof herein
after referred to as "the substances".
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t ARTICLE 2
The area to which this Agreement relates
shall be the whole of the territories at present under
the rule of the Shaikh excluding religious lands
cemeteries or lands occupied by religious buildings
(hereinafter referred to as "the area") the boundaries
whereof shall be defined together with any subsequent
extensions thereof. The period of the Agreement shall
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be 75 years from the date hereof.
The Company shall make a thorough investi-
gation of the area by such methods as may in their
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The volume contains correspondence between 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. at Bahrain and 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. at Bushire, the Shaikh of Qatar and the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) representatives, including Haji 'Abdullah Williamson, the Colonial Office and the Secretary of State for Colonies in London, regarding geologic surveys of Qatar and Trucial States, the concession of an exploration license in 1926 and its renewal with an agreement between the ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, Sheikh of Qatar, and APOC, in 1932 (folios 57-59).
The volume also contains notes of meetings and correspondence regarding the early stages of the negotiations for the oil concession in Qatar, and the 1933 draft oil concessions (folios 120-125 and 248-268), with comments.
There are documents in Arabic, mainly letters to and from the Sheikh of Qatar. Some of the documents in the volume are marked as confidential.
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- 1 volume (361 folios)
The documents in the volume are mostly arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the volume, (folios 331-345). The file notes are arranged chronologically and refer to documents within the file; they give a brief description of the correspondence with reference numbers in red crayon, which refer back to that correspondence in the volume.
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The foliation is written in pencil, circled, and can be found 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 numbering commences at the first folio with 1, 1A, 1B, 1C and 1D; then 2-47; 48 and 48A; 49-97; 98, 98A, 98B and 98C; 99-283; 284 and 284A; 285-308; 309 and 309A; 310-313; 314 and 314A; 315-337; 338 and 338A and terminates with 349, which is the last number given to the final folio of the volume.
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