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'File 86/1 VI (D 97) Kuwait Oil' [‎78r] (176/486)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (242 folios). It was created in 7 Feb 1934-30 Apr 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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The Schedule ahove referred to
Pre-emption Clauge *
|) In the event of a state of national emergency or
¥jar (of the existence of vtiioh His Ma3esty l s Government
shall be the sole 5adge)
(1) H.M.Governrnent shall have the right of pre-emption
of all crude oil gotten under the Concession granted "by trie
Sheikh of Koweit • to the Company and of all the
products thereof and shall have the right to require tne
Company to the extent of any refining capacity it may have in
Koweit to produce oil fuel that shall comply with the Admiralty
specifications at the time provided that Koweit Oil he of a
suitable kind and quality for this purpose.
(2) The Company shall use its utmost endeavours to
increase so far as reasonably possible with existing
facilities the supply of oil and/or products thereof for the
Government to the extent required by the Government.
(3) The Company shall with every reasonable expedition
and so as to avoid demurrage on the vessel or vessels engaged
to convey the same, do its r utmost to deliver all oil or
products of oil purchased by the Government under their said
right of pre-emption in the quantities at the time and in the
manner required by the Government at a convenient place of
shipment or at a place of storage in Koweit to be
determined by H.M.Government• In the event of a vessel
employed to carry any such oil or products thereof on behalf
of His Majesty being detained on demurrage at the port of
loading the Company shall pay the amount due for demurrage
according to the terms of the charter party and/or the rates
of loading previously agreed with the Company unless the
delay is due to causes beyond the control of the Company.

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The correspondence in the volume relates to three main areas of discussion:

The volume also contains file notes (folios 220-225) which list each individual item of correspondence received and its date.

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1 volume (242 folios)

The contents of this volume have been arranged in chronological order.

At the back of the file are several folios of file notes (folios 220-225) which list each item of correspondence in the volume, with dates, and provides folio numbers (described as page numbers in the notes) in the margin to enable them to be used as an index.

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Foliation: The volume is foliated with pencil numbers, enclosed in a circle, located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. The foliation sequence runs from front to back covers. There is an earlier foliation sequence which uses uncircled numbers in the top right corner of each recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. and runs intermittently from folios 2-30. The following foliation anomalies occur: 1A-1E, 16A, 27A, 56A, 57A, 128A, 186A. Folios 83 and 84 are fold-outs.

Watermark: The watermark EllamS can be found on folios 60 to 65.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'File 86/1 VI (D 97) Kuwait Oil' [‎78r] (176/486), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/642, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 12 December 2019]

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