'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [264r] (552/730)
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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AR TICLE 16,
If any dispute should arise between the
Shaikh and the Company as to the interpretation of
this Agreement or as to any matter arising out of
it or with reference to the obligations of either
party under it, such dispute shall, falling any
agreement to settle it in any other way, be referred
to two arbitrators, one to be nominated by the Shaikh
and one by the Company. Each party shall nominate
its arbitrator within 30 days of receiving a request
from the other party to do so. The two arbitrators
shall thereafter choose a third arbitrator. But
should they, or any other two arbitrators appointed
instead of them by the two parties, fail to agree on
the third arbitrator within 60 days of the request
to arbitrate, then both parties agree to accept a
third arbitrator nominated by the Court of Internation
al Justice at the Hague.
The award shall be made in accordance with
the general principles of law recognised by civilised
The decision of a majority of the arbitrators
shall be final. The place of arbitration shall be
Qatar unless the majority of the arbitrators think
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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.
- Extent and format
- 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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