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'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [‎121r] (266/730)

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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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ARTICLE 4
The Company shall make to the Shaikh the
following payments :-
On the date on which this Agreement
is signed
During the first three years after
signature half-yearly at the
rate of
Thereafter half-yearly at the rate
of
1 On all the substances won and saved
i' other than asphalt natural gas
and ozokerite royalty at the
rate of
On asphalt and ozokerite won and saved
royalty at the rate of
On natural gas produced and sold
royalty at the rate of
Royalty shall be payable within three months after
the termination of the year during which the
substances to which it relates were won and saved.
Provided that no royalty shall be payable on any
substances used within the area by the Company or
its employees or on any water or on foreign matter
extracted with the oil.
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ARTICLE 5
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The Company shall measure all fluid
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b ubstanceby dipping of tanks or
through orifice meters and all solid substances by
weight and shall keep proper records thereof to
which the duly authorised representative of the
Shaikh shall have access at all reasonable times. 1 ^
ARTICLE 6
The Company shall have the right to
construct maintain and operate such roads telegraph

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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)
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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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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