'File 82/27 VI (F 87) Qatar Oil' [49r] (110/454)
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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Article T C Caere need lie no question of any
Government pressure In regard to tiie acquisition of
land, etc. I gather that the Company see no special
difficulty ahout agreeing to reversion to the sheikh,
free of cost, of land, etc, surplus during the period
of the agreement. ! v,
Article 8 . _^E > tesian wells. I understand from Lefroy
that the A.P.O.C, think it very unlikely that wells if
sunk will produce fresh water. But here again I gather
that the point is not one of vital Importance and that
they are likely, if the Sheikh presses the matter, to
agree to his request.
Article 9 . I gather that no special difficulty arises
over this. i_ \l?
Article 10 . Imports to he free, hut right to re-export
to he covered hy a special payment additional to royalty.
This, I gather, will he a bargaining point, and
attention is invited in connection with It to the
Sheikh's demands in respect of Article 15 as set out
In the summary of the telegram from Qatar dated 2nd
March in the A«P.O.C. summary.
Article 11 . I understand that the A.P.O.C. see no
special difficulty ahout this.
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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)
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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