'File 82/27 VII F. 88. QATAR OIL' [139r] (286/468)
The record is made up of 1 volume (230 folios). It was created in 16 Apr 1935-28 Jun 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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from. Secretary of* State for India, London•
To 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 Kuwait.
Dated the 28th (received 29th) May 1936. ^
My telegram of 23rd instant No.1699.
In arrangement with Company and other Departments
concerned following alterations have been made in draft letter
to Shaikh of which copy was enclosed with my Express Letter
of May 13th and in Clause 11 of Government Agreement: in
paragraph 3 (h) of letter substitute for first part down to
words "then in this case" the following: "If Company should
fail to observe any of the terms of the Agreement between
the Company and His Majesty's Government signed in London
on or if the alleged failure having been disputed
by the Company the matter has been referred to arbitration
under Article 16 of Company's Agreement with you (which is
made applicable to the case by Article 11 of Agreement
between the Company and His Majesty's Government) and the
Company should not remedy such failure within the reasonable
time which shall be fixed by the arbitrators for so doing
then in these cases 11 .
Clause Ix of Government Agreement. Delete v/ords
"under that Agreement" before words "is not justified" in
the last line and add following passage "and in that event
the Shaikh shall not cancel the said Agreement until
arbitration takes place in accordance with the said provis
ions and unless the Company fails to comply with the award
of the arbitrators within reasonable time which shall be
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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 final negotiations with the Sheikh of Qatar before the signing of the oil concession.
The volume contains:the Qatar oil concession, signed by the Shaikh of Qatar, ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, and APOC on 17 May 1935, in Arabic and English (folios 67-86) 'Sketch map of Qatar Peninsula' (folio 87); agreement 5 June 1935 between the British Government and APOC regarding the Qatar Oil Concession (folios 211-212).
There are some letters in Arabic, to and from the Sheikh of Qatar.
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- 1 volume (230 folios)
The documents in the volume are mostly arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the volume, (folios 222-226). 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 an brief index at the beginning (f. 2) 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, then 2-86; 87 and 87A and it carries on until 229, which is the last number given to the last folio of the volume.A second foliation sequence runs between ff. 3-220; 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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