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'File 82/27 VI (F 87) Qatar Oil' [‎110r] (234/454)

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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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approved by the Shaikh, excepting technical employees and the
managers and clerks whom the Company may require and whom it cannot
find in the country. And the Shaikh makes it a condition that no
official should be accepted whose retention is disapproved by the
Shaikh, if the Shaikh notices any irregular acts on his part. And
it naturally follows that the wages which the Company pays to the
employees from amongst Qatr people shall be reasonable.
Article Eighteenth . The Shaikh and the Company declare
that they base action upon this agreement on the basis of good
faith and pure belief and upon the interpretation of this agreement
in a manner consistent with reason. And the Company undertakes to
acknowledge the Shaikh^s authority and his rights in his capacity
as the Ruler of the Qatr principality and to respect them in every
manner.
If any dispute or quarrel should take place between any
of the foreign employees of the Company and any of the Shaikh 1 s
subjects, their trial shall be held before the Shaikh and in his
Shara (Religious) Courts.
Article Nineteenth . Nothing contained in this Agreement
shall prevent the Shaikh in any manner whatsoever from granting
concessions to other parties for anything excepting the substances
mentioned in the first article provided that the said concessions
do not interfere with the rights of the Company or its operations
in accordance with this agreement.
Article Twentieth . The Company will pay all the sums due
to the Shaikh, in accordance with this agreement, into the Shaikh 1 s
account in the Bank in
and the receipt taken from that Bank shall be a full
acquittance of the Company's liability for the sum mentioned in
the Bank 1 s receipt. The Shaikh may, from time to time, appoint
another Bank or other Banks for the purposes of this Article,
and this shall be done in writing.

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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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