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'File 82/27 VIII F 91 QATAR OIL' [‎36r] (80/468)

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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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carry any such oil or products thereof on behalf of His Majesty being detained on
demurrage at the port of loading the Company shall pay the amount due for
demurrage according to the terms of the charter party and/or the rates of loading
previously agreed with the Company, unless the delay is due to causes beyond the
control of the Company. Any dispute which may arise as to whether the' delay is
)due to causes beyond the control of the Company shall be settled by agreement
between His Majesty's Government and the Company, and, in default of such
agreement, the question shall be referred to two arbitrators, one to be chosen by
His Majesty's Government (or 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 the other by the Company,
with power to appoint an umpire in case of disagreement, such arbitration to be
held in England and to be deemed a reference to arbitration under the provisions
of the Arbitration Acts 1889 to 1934 (52 and 53 Vict. c. 49 ; 24 and 25 Geo. V. c, 14)
of the Imperial Parliament, or any statutory modification or re-enactment thereof
for the time being in force.
(4) The price to be paid for all oil or products of the refining or treatment of
oil taken in pre-emption by His Majesty's Government shall be either {a) as specified
in a separate agreement or (6) if no such agreement shall have been entered into,
a fair price for the time being at the point of delivery as the same shall be settled
by agreement between His Majesty's Government and the Company, or in default
of such agreement by arbitration in the manner provided by the last preceding
sub-clause.
To assist in arriving at a fair price at the point of delivery the Company shall
iii| furnish for the confidential information of His Majesty's Government, if so required,
particulars of the quantities, descriptions and prices of Qatar oil or products sold
leti® 0 .^. er cus tp mers and of charters or contracts entered into for carriage and shall
, exhibit to His Majesty's Government original or authenticated copies of contracts
our 0r C ^ arter P art i es entered into for the sale and/or carriage of such oil or products.
(5) His Majesty's Government shall be at liberty to take control of the works,
plant and piemises of the Company in Qatar, and in such event the Company shall
conform to and obey all directions issued by or on behalf of His Majesty's Govern
ment. Compensation shall be paid to the Company for any loss or damage that
may be_proved to have been sustained by the Company by reason of the exercise by
His Majesty's Government of the powers conferred by this sub-clause. Any such
compensation shall be settled by agreement between His Majesty's Government and
the Company or, in default of agreement, by arbitration in the manner provided by
sub-clause (3).
Signed, sealed and delivered by the said^j
Leonard Day Wakely, C.B. on behalf/ T ^ „ T
of His Majesty's Government in the C • Wakely (l.s.)
presence of— J
John Charles Walton,
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. ,
Civil Servant.
itbatstf 1 Ttle . Common Seal of the Anglo-Persian)
Qatar ^ ^ Company Limited was hereunto > (Seal)
^ affixed in the presence of— )

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W. F raser , Director.
Jno. Clark , Secretarv.

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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.

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 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.

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 2-37; 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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