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'File 82/27 VI (F 87) Qatar Oil' [‎65r] (142/454)

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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 its operations; but it will not loe permitted to sell
these articles to others; and it has the right to export
its petroleum, products and articles previously imported
"by it free of Customs, import or export duty or taxes or
other charges; hut the Company shall pay the ordinary duty
charged from British, merchants in the State of Qatr on all
personal goods, clothing and general merchandise and food
supplies imported "by it for the personal use of its employees.
And the Company, its operations, incomes and profits and
properties shall he exempt and free from all present and
future taxes and charges of any kind as long as this
Agreement endures.
Condition Eleventh . I, Shaikh Abdullah bin Qasim ath-Thani
will afford all the necessary assistance to the Company for
facilitating the carrying out of Vhis Agreement, and will
likev/ise do all that 1 can to protect its employees and
properties. The Company can, after consultation with me,
appoint guards to assist in protecting the Company^s employees
and properties.
Condition Twelfth . If the Company desires to transfer this
agreement to any other commercial company, it is permissible
for her to do; but the Company is not permitted to transfer
it to any Government; and it is necessary that the Company
to which this Agreement is transferred should be able to fulfil
all the duties and obligations of this Agreement. Similarly,
if the Company finds it necessary to form another Company or
subsidiary companies under its own control for the Yv T orking of
this Agreement, it is permissible for it to do so. All such
subsidiary Companies shall have all the rights and privileges
which/

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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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