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'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [‎294r] (614/730)

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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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of the first sub-paragraph of this article on the following
lines: "The Company shall he and remain a British Company
registered in Great Britain, having its principal place of
business in Great Britain, and the Chairman shall at all
times be a British subject, subject to these conditions
wia to the approval of the Sheikh and on conditions to be
laid down by him, it shall have the right to transfer this
agreement to another commercial company etc." it was also
agreed that Mr. Warner's suggestion might be put to the
Company•
The meeting then considered the second sub-paragraph of
Article 12. Mr. Laithwaite said that it seemed most important
that the terms on which the subsidiary commercial companies
should be formed should be subject to the prior approval of
1 agreed.
H.M.G./ Mr. Starling suggested that (following the example
of the British Gil Development Concession) we might Insert
the words "under its own control" after the words "subsidla^'
commercial companies" and might also provide that any such
companies should enjoy the rights and privileges and assume
the engagements of the parent company. It was agreed that
this should be put to the A.P.O.C.
Cn a general point Mr. Laithwaite said that it might
be desirable to emphasise to the A.P.O.C. representatives
that while we were prepared to regard their draft concession
as generally satisfactory (subject to their meeting us over
assignment, etc.) they were not to assume that if
a egotiat ions between the A.P.O.C. and the Sheikh broke down
we were in any way permanently committed to these terms. If
other competitors came into the field the competitive offers
put up would have to be considered one against another. The
meeting agreed.
Article 13

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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)
Arrangement

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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