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'File 82/27 VI (F 87) Qatar Oil' [‎13r] (38/454)

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The record is made up of 1 file (221 folios). It was created in 17 Jan 1935-30 Apr 1935. 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 signature of this Agreement or such normal extensions of such
religious lands^ cemeteries or buildings as the Shaikh may
indicate. For the purpose of this Agreement the State of Qatr
means all territory ruled by the Shaikh shown to the north of
the line on the map attached hereto.
The period of this Agreement shall be seventy-five
years from the date of its signature.
Articl e "5.
The Company shall make a thorough investigation of
the State of Qatr by such methods as may in its opinion best
enable it to ascertain its oil possibilities*
In carrying out its operations under this Agreement^
the Company shall employ all means customary and proper and shall
exploit its Concession by appropriate scientific methods.
The Company undertakes to keep accurate plans, maps,
records of wells drilled and such other data whether topographical,
geological or of drilling as it is customary to keep and such
material shall be open to inspection by the Shaikh or his duly
authorised representative.
The Company shall supply an annual report to the
Shaikh of its operations under this Agreement.
Article^.
In consideration of the rights granted by the Shaikh
to the Company hereunder, the Company shall make to the Shaikh
the following payments during the currency of this Agreement :-
(a) On the date of signature
(b) On each of the first four anniversaries
of the date of signature
(c) On the fifth and each subsequent
anniversary of the date of signature*...
but after the commencement of exports
of THE SUBSTANCES from Qatr the Company
shall pay, instead of the annual sums
mentioned in (b) and (c) above,
royalties as specified below on THE
SUBSTANCES exported from or sold for
consumption in Qatr during the year
ended 5 months prior to each anniversary
of the date of signature with the proviso
that such royalty payments will not in any
year total less than. * u * . -

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The volume contains correspondence and telegrams 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 Government of India, 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. in London and Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) representatives in regard to the negotiations with the Sheikh of Qatar, ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, for the oil concession.

The volume contains numerous draft agreements on the Qatar oil concession and also a 'Sketch map of Qatar Peninsula' (folio 22).

There are some letters in Arabic, to and from the Sheikh of Qatar.

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1 file (221 folios)
Arrangement

The documents in the volume are mostly arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the volume, (folios 210-214). 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.

There is also a brief index at the beginning (f. 1v) indicating the main topics covered in the volume.

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The main 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 title page with 1 and 1A; then 2-21; 22 and 22A; 23-25; 26 is missing or omitted; 27-65; 66 and 66A; 67-127; 128, 128A and 128B and terminates at the last folio with 217. A second incomplete foliation sequence is present between ff. 29-160; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and can be found in the same position as the main sequence.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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