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'File 10/3 VI Qatar Oil Concession' [‎23r] (59/481)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (234 folios). It was created in 25 Jul 1934-14 Jan 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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Q. A T A R .
"The Company declare that it is their intention,
should they consider that commercial conditions justify
it, to erect a refinery at Qatar. If and when the Company
is satisfied that commercial production is assured, the
Company agrees to examine with His Majesty's Government
the question of establishing a refinery in Qatar of
suitable type and capacity."
MR. AGNEw 1 S DRAFT .
"If this Company should itself, or through a subsidiary
Company, hold a concession covering the State of Qatar, and
if a petroleum production is reached of a quantity equal
to the capacity of one modern refining unit, the Company
will undertake to consider with H.M. Government the question
of the erection of a refinery within the state of Qatar,
either by itself, or through a subsidiary Company.
In giving consideration to the question of a refinery,
physical conditions, as well as the possibilities which
may then exist for the marketing of refined petroleum
products, will be given due weight".

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The volume mainly contains correspondence, telegrams and memoranda exchanged 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. 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. and with the Foreign Office, the Secretary of State for India, the Sheikh of Qatar and the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) on the boundaries of Qatar and the Qatar Oil Concession.

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There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 216-228).

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1 volume (234 folios)
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The papers in the volume are arranged chronologically. There is an index at the end of the volume, (folios 216-228). The index is arranged chronologically and refers to documents within the volume; it gives brief description of the correspondence with a reference number, which refers back to that correspondence in the volume.

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The foliation is in pencil on the top right corner, encircled. The numbering starts on the first page of writing, then 90, 91A, 91B, 92; and then carries on until 233, which is the last number given on the back cover. There is a second foliation, in pencil on the top right corner, starting on folio 27 (numbered 17); and ending on folio 214 (numbered 201).

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'File 10/3 VI Qatar Oil Concession' [‎23r] (59/481), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/415, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023727831.0x00003c> [accessed 21 October 2019]

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