'F-82 82/27 I: QATAR OIL' [295r] (616/730)
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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It was agreed tiiat the Company should be
asked to sub-paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 to Insert provision
that producing wells or borings shou ld be handed over in
good order and repair and fit for furth er working.
article 15 . The 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. suggested that to the
interests of the Sheikh it might be desirable to reword
this to run, ' a period of such aelay, together with such
period as may be reasonably necessary in the view of the
Political .Resident". It would of course be open to the
oheikh uo go to aroitrcition on the point, but something
less uIciborate seemed preferable. The meeting agreed.
Article lo . Mr. Laithwaite said that the 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.
on general political grounds regarded it as undesirable
uhat the third aroitrator should be nominated by the
Court of International Justice at The Hague. They would
much prefer the Political Hesident (on whom this
responsibility had devolved to the original draft).
meeting agreed that this should be put to the Company.
Article 17 . (a) It was pointed out that this gave
us no guarantee as to nationality of any non-Asiatic
foreigners who might be introduced. Secondly, that
serious political difficulties might well arise if the
Company were to import, say, Bahreinis or Iraqis, to
operate the Qatar concession, on the ground that the wages
demanded locally were unreasonably high. It was agreed
that the Company should be Invited to consider the omission
of the words "or demand unreasonable wages". On the
Question of nationality of non-Asiatic employees, Mr.Eraser
had already made it clear that they could not cormiit
themselves and it seemed difficult, important as the point
was, to do more than had been done in Bahrein and endeavour
to secure that as large a proportion as possible should be
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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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