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'File 82/27 VI (F 87) Qatar Oil' [‎19r] (50/454)

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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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any of the conditions of this Agreement be delayed, the period
of such delay together with such period as may be reasonably
necessary for the restoration of any damage done during such delay
shall be added to the periods fixed by this Agreement.. The
necessary restoration of such damage will be carried out by the
Company as expeditiously as possible.
Article 16.
If any dispute should arise between the Shaikh and the
Company as to the interpretation of this Agreement or as to any
matter arising out of it or with reference to the obligations of
either party under it, such dispute shall, failing any agreement
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to settle it) v any other way, be referred to two arbitrators, one
to be nominated by the Shaikh and one by the Company, Each
party shall nominate its arbitrator within 50 days of receiving
a request from the other party to do so. The two arbitrators
shall thereafter choose a third arbitrator. But should they, or
any other two arbitrators appointed instead of them by the two
parties, fail to agree on the third arbitrator within 60 days
of the request to arbitrate, then both parties agree to accept
a third arbitrator nominated by 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. .
The award shall be made in accordance with the general
principles of law recognised by civilised nations.
The decision of a majority of the arbitrators shall be
final. The place of arbitration shall be Qatr unless the
majority of the arbitrators think otherwise.
In giving a decision the arbitrators shall specify an
adequate period of delay during which the party against whom the
decision is given shall conform to the decision and that party
shall be in default only if that party has failed to conform to
the decision prior to the expiry of that period and not otherwise.

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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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