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'File 10/3 VI Qatar Oil Concession' [‎56r] (123/481)

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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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Information about Sakak, Ambak and Sabakhat Matti>
1. These places are situated within Hasa province ana are
inhabitea by two sub-sections of the Al Murrah•
2. These two sub-sections settlea there 12 years ago where
they made gardens and built houses.
3. The Amir of iiasa, 'Abaullah bin Jalawi takes Zakah from
them ki them just as he takes from the bedauins who are the
subjects of Bin Sa'ud.
4. He takes one dollar on every camel and one sheep on
every 40 sheep except y a camel taken for the service of tuning
at the time of war or raid which is exempted from the Zakah.
5. The Muzakki goes to them at the time of the Zakah ana takes
it from them.
6. King Bin Sa f ud has every influence at Sakak ana Ambak from
which he takes men for war ana raids#
Sabakhat Matti has no inhabitants, no water ana no grazing
lands. Tribesmen who go to Qatar and Hasa pass through it but thejJ
do not stay in it for more than one aay ana one night#
The population of Sakak ana Ambak.
Al T Adhbah
Number of men Camels
70 500
The inhabitants of Ambak are from a sub-section of the
Al Murrah and their Shaikh is Faisal bin t Abdur Rahman
Al Nakadan

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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.

The volume includes:

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

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1 volume (234 folios)

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' [‎56r] (123/481), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/415, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 21 October 2019]

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