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'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [‎289r] (604/730)

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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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make It possible for the Company to use locally, to
waste, or to lose in refining locally, as much oil as
they mifeht think xit. He had. regarded the point as so
imterial tiiat he hctd taken ths instructions of higher
author!oy on it. As a result he expressed the opinion
that it was,unnecessary to take exceotion to it, so lone
I inane iai ' u xuu &
as the/terms offered by the Company proved adequate,
though it seemed desiraole that tne sheikh should fully
understand what was involved.
Article 5 . In the light of Mr. Starling's
statement on Article 4 it was agreed that no Question
neea oe raised as to the use of the words "exported from
or sola for consumption in" instead of some phrase such
as "produced".
Article 6 . (a) It was agreed that it would be^
desirable to make the provisions of this article
the
specifically subject to/compensation provisions of
Article 1 (as in the case of Article 2 of the revised
draft).
(b) Considerable discussion took place as to
the risks involved in giving the Company an absolute
righ t, as in the terms of the article, in any
circumstances, to construct communications, railways,
refineries, etc. The meeting were reminded of the
difficulties which had arisen in Hasa in connection with
the provision of landing grounds for aeroplanes, and
elsewhere in Saudi Arabia in connection with wireless.
Local prejudices and the danger of inflaming the Bedouin
had been alleged by Ibn Saud as a reason for postponing
action or refusing concessions. If similar difficulty
wose in ^atar our position, if it proved necessary for
us to intervene in support of the Company, might be
difficult/

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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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