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'File 82/27 VI (F 87) Qatar Oil' [‎122r] (258/454)

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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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which it will be difficult for their owners to part with| and these
are exempted, And the Company has the right to choose the port
which may be suitable for exporting its substances; and it will
likewise have the right to use all the means of transport required
for its operations in accordance with this Agreement, excepting
aerial transport^ which 5 on every occasion arising for it^ the
Company must obtain the Shaikh T s permission and consent thereto^
And His Excellency the Shaikh shall have the full right to use those
roads, the electric (telegraph) lines, the wireless installations,
telephones, and railways for his personal business and for
governmental purposes, in case of need, free of charge; and the
Shaikh shall have the right, also, to use all the ports used and
constructed by the Company; and the Company undertakes to afford
H.E. the Shaikh all facilities in this respect.
Article Seventh, The Shaikh grants to the Company the use and
occupation of uncultivated lands belonging to the Shaikh himself
and which the Company may require for its operations, free, after
an understanding is arrived at between the Shaikh and the Company
about them, excepting the lands surrounding Riyan, as will be
defined by the Shaikh himself. The Company has no right to acquire
lands occupied by the enterprise of the owners thereof and also
houses, places and lands which their owners decline to sell or to
rent; and excepting these, it does not matter to use (other lands)
if occasion arose. And the Company shall inform the Shaikh from
time to time of the lands, houses and buildings which it requires
to occupy for its enterprise. And the lands, houses and buildings
already acquired by the Company and found by it to be unnecessary
for it any longer for its business, shall be restored by the Company
to the Shaikh free. Provided that all the lands, houses and buildings
which have been acquired by the Company shall be handed over to the
Shaikh free on the termination or prior to that, on the cancellation,
free,
fcticle Eiffh-t-.b . The Company may take any quantity of water which
it may require for its operations, free of charge, on the condition

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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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