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'File 82/27 VI (F 87) Qatar Oil' [‎108r] (230/454)

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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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And if the SEid cancGllation should tak© plac© after "thirty
five years from the date of signature of this agreement, all the
Company's properties within the principality of Qatr shall be
surrendered, in that case, to the Shaikh, free of charge; and the
wells actually producing at the time of the said cancellation shall
be surrendered in a condition which is reasonably considered good
and satisfactory, as they were at that time.
On the termination of this agreement at the conclusion of
the seventy five years, stipulated for in the second article, or
the conclusion of any extension or renewal of its period all the
Company's properties existing in the principality of Qatr shall be
surrendered to the Shaikh free of chargej and the wells actually
producing at that time shall be surrendered in a condition which is
reasonably considered good and satisfactory, as they used to be at
that time.
Article Fourteenth . The Shaikh has the right to cancel this
agreement in the two cases mentioned below:-
(A) If the Company fails to pay the sums mentioned in the
fourth article within six months from the date they fall due. Pro
vided that if any dispute should be made by the Company in regard to
any payment thereof, the Shaikh shall not cancel the agreement until
arbitration takes place thereon in accordance with article sixteenth
and unless the Company fails to comply with the award of the arbi
trators within three months from the date of the said award.
(B) If the Company is in default according to the provisions
for arbitration set forth in the sixteenth article.
Article Fifteenth . The Shaikh shall not hold the Company liable
if default should occur on the part of the Company in carrying out
or fulfilling the provisions of the agreement by the mere occurrence
of force majeure which may suspend operation; but should any dif
ference occur between His Excellency the Shaikh and the Company as
to the existence or non-existence of such force majeure, the same
shall be referred to arbitration, as provided for in the sixteenth
article. And the Shaikh stipulates that the force majeure which may

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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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