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'File 82/27 VIII F 91 QATAR OIL' [‎33r] (74/468)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (230 folios). It was created in 24 Jul 1935-15 May 1937. 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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The award of arbitration shall be consistent with the legal principles familiar to
civilised nations.
The decision of the majority of arbitrators shall be final, and the place of
J ^ arbitration shall be Qatr.
On giving any award, the arbitrators shall fix a sufficient time within which
i 11 ^ '\the party against whom the award is given, should carry oat the said award. And
' ap ^ that party shall be considered at fault only when he fails to comply with the award
before the expir3 r of the aforesaid period and not otherwise.
Article Seventeenth. —The labourers employed by the Company must be from
amongst the Shaikh's own subjects or from amongst those approved by the Shaikh,
excepting technical employees and the managers and clerks whom the Company may
require and whom it cannot find in the country. As the Shaikh prescribes as a
condition (he dismissal of any employee whose retention is disapproved by the
Shaikh, if the Shaikh has observed any irregular conduct on his part. And it
naturally follows that the wages which the Company pays to the employees from
amongst Qatr people shall be reasonable.
Article Eighteenth. —The Shaikh and the Company declare that they base action
upon this Agreement on the basis of good faith and pure belief and upon the
interpretation of this Agreement in a manner consistent with reason. And the
Company undertakes to acknowledge the Shaikh's authority and his rights in his
capacity as the Ruler of the State of Qatr principality and to respect them in every
Ay-ticle Nineteenth. —Nothing contained in this Agreement shall prevent the
Shaikh in any manner whatever from granting concessions to other parties for
anythiog excepting the Substances mentioned in the First Article provided that the
said concessions do not interfere with the rights of the Company or its operations in
accordance with this Agreement.
Article Twentieth. —The Company will pay all the sums due to the Shaikh, in
accordance with this Agreement, into the Shaikh's account in the Eastern Bank
Limited in Bahrein and the receipt taken from that Bank shall be a full acquittance
sanytsi 0 f ^0 Company's liability for the sum mentioned in the Bank's receipt. The
thsfi Shaikh may, from time to time appoint another Bank or other Banks for the
purposes of this Article, and this shall be done in writing.
Article Twenty-First. —This Agreement shall be binding upon both parties and
their successors and assigns ; and it has been written in Arabic and English and all
bleili due care has been taken to make the two texts identical in meaning. And if any
thepri difference should arise as to the meaning or the interpretation of any article, at
peratioi any time, the Arabic version is to be relied upon.
tliefe Article Twenty-Second. —The expression year, month and day used in this
lame sk Agreement shall mean what is consistent with the English Solar Calendar and not
ndtW any other.
^ IN WITNESS whereof the two parties have hereunto set their hands and seals
o* piSP ^ • • •
& . on the day and in the year mentioned in the preamble,
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timei (Signed) Abdullah Bin Qasim Al Thani , Witness.
t( Jf r Ruler of Qatar. Salih bin Sulaiman
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For the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, Ltd.,
C. C. Mylles, E. H. Hilmi.

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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, Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) representatives and ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, Sheikh of Qatar, in regard to the oil concession and the beginning of the oil exploration in Qatar. The volume includes: Programme of operations in Qatar from November 1936 to May 1937 (folios 110-118) and 'General and brief note on the water drilling operations of Petroleum Concessions Limited in Qatar' (folios 209-212).

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 215-221). 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 2-37; 38 and 38A; 39-55; 56 and 56A; 57-198; 199 and 199A; 200 and 200A; 201-217; 218 and 218A and it carries on until 225, which is the last number given to the back cover. There is also a second foliation sequence, incomplete.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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