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'File 82/27 VI (F 87) Qatar Oil' [‎14r] (40/454)

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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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(1) On all THE SUBSTANCES other than asphalt
ozokerite and natural gas royalty per ton
(22^0 English pounds) at the rate of.«„..
(2) On asphalt and ozokerite royalty per ton
(22^0 English pounds) at the rate of
(5) On natural gas royalty per 1,000 cubic
feet at the rate of
If the Shaikh shall require payment of royalties at
any time other than an anniversary of the date of signature the
Company shall on notice being given by the Shaikh pay such
royalties as may have accrued up to a date 5 months prior to the
receipt of such notice from the Shaikh and a reasonable time
shall be allowed to the Company to effect the payment.
Article_5.
The Company shall measure all fluid substances exported
from or sold for consumption in the State of Qatr by dipping of
tanks or through orifice meters, and all solid substances by weight,
and shall keep accurate records thereof to which the duly authorised
representative of the Shaikh shall have access at all reasonable
times. The Company shall submit to the Shaikh annually an accurate
record of all THE SUBSTANCES exported from or sold for consumption
in Qatr during each year.
Article _6o
The Company shall have the right subject to the
provisions of Article 7 to construct maintain and operate such
roads telegraph and telephone installations and lines wireless
stations railways refineries harbours pipelines pumping stations
workshops houses and other works as it may require solely for
the purposes of its operations including the accommodation of
its employees.
The Company may likewise utilise without hindrance all
such means of transportation by land air and water communication
or operation as may be necessary for the 'effective conduct of its
operations hereunder.
The Shaikh shall have the right in case of need to use
free of charge the Company 1 s roads telegraph telephone and

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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.

Physical characteristics

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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