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'File 82/27 VII F. 88. QATAR OIL' [‎211r] (430/468)

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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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purposes of its operations s
or His Majesty^ Government
available elsewhere. Subje
Company and the Sheikh harbo
complete and exclusive contr
TELBGrRAPH, wireless and
the Company shall be for use
concession, and shall be so
shall not interfere with the
telephone installations as m
Government.
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that commercial conditions j
when the Company is satisfie
Company agrees to examine wi
establishing a refinery in Q
IN the event of a stat
of either of which His Majes
Majesty's Government shall h
produced in Qatar in accorda
IN the event of notice
Company and the Sheikh being
failed to observe any of the
Company and His Majesty's Go
said Agreement between the C
Company considers that notic
fied, and in that event the
until arbitration takes plac
unless the Company fails to
within the reasonable time yj
doing.
IN WITNESS whereof Leo
Majesty's Government has her
has hereunto caused its Comni
above written.
THE SCHEDUL
Pre-emption Clause .
In the event of a state
of which His Majesty's Gover
(1) His Majesty's Govern
all crude oil gotten under t
Company and of all the produ
require the Company to the e
Qatar to produce oil fuel til
tions at the time provided t
quality for this purpose.
(2) The Company shall us
reasonably possible with exi
products thereof for the Go ^ j
Government.
(3) The Company shall wi
avoid demurrage on the vesse
its utmost to deliver all oj
Government under their said
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THIS AGREEME
nine hundred and thirty five, is made BETWEEN HIS MAJESTY'S
GOVERNMENT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM (hereinafter called "His Majesty^
Government") of the one part and the ANGLO-PERSIAN OIL COMPANY LIMITED
(hereinafter called "the Company" which expression shall where the context
so admits he deemed to include its successors and/or assignees) of the
other part.
WHEREAS in the event of the Company obtaining a concession from
the Sheikh of Qatar (hereinafter called "the Sheikh") certain responsibili
ties will devolve on His Majesty 1 s Government, the Company has agreed with
His Majesty's Government as follows
1 • NOTWITHSTANDING anything contained in Article 12 of the Agreement
between the Company and the Sheikh, that agreement shall not be transferred
to any other company without the prior consent in writing of His Majesty's
Government, and any other company to which that agreement may be trans
ferred shall be and remain a British company registered in Great Britain
and having its principal place of business in Great Britain, and its
Chairman shall at all times be a British subject.
NOTWITHSTANDING anything contained in Article 12 of the Agreement
between the Company and the Sheikh, any subsidiary company shall be and
remain a British company registered in Great Britain and having its
principal place of business in Great Britain, and its Chairman shall at
all times be a British subject.
3. THE employees of the Company in Qatar shall at all times be British
subjects or subjects of the Sheikh, provided that, with the consent of His
Majesty's Government, such persons of other nationality as are required
for the efficient carrying on of the undertaking may be employed.
NOTWITHSTANDING anything contained in the Agreement between the
Company and the Sheikh, the importation of foreign native labour shall be
subject to the approval of 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. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. .
4. FOR the purpose of dealing with the Qatar authorities one of the
superior local employees of the Company, who shall be a British subject,
shall be designated chief local representative of the Company in Qatar.
The approval of His Majesty's Government shall be required for the person
so designated. He will be ordinarily resident in Qatar and will be
responsible for the Company's local relations with the Qatar authorities,
which shall be conducted through the political representative of His
Majesty's Government in Qatar if and when such a representative is appointed.
5. SUBJECT to the terms of the Agreement between the Company and the
Sheikh the Company undertakes at all times to pay due deference to the
wishes of the Sheikh and to the advice of the political representative (if
any) of His Majesty's Government in Qatar 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. in the
Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. .
6. ANY right given to the Company under its agreement with the Sheikh to
utilise means of transportation by air shall be subject to any general
regulations for civil aircraft made by the Sheikh on the advice of His
Majesty's Government.
7. NOTWITHSTANDING anything contained in the Agreement between the
Company and the Sheikh the Company shall not have the right to use or
occupy, and shall not include in the areas to be acquired or utilised for
the purposes of its operations, any sites which may have been selected by
or on behalf of the Sheikh or His Majesty's Government for defence purposes,
for aerodromes, aeroplane or seaplane bases or for wireless and telegraph
installations or in connection with the development of harbours, provided
that with the consent of His Majesty's Government which shall not be
P.Z.3209/35

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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.

Extent and format
1 volume (230 folios)
Arrangement

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.

Physical characteristics

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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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