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'File 82/27 VIII F 91 QATAR OIL' [‎37r] (82/468)

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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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4 (a)—From 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. to Shaikh Ahdnllah bin Qasim
al Thaniy Ruler of Qatar.
Office 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.
n 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. ,
No. 0/204/35. H.M.S. Bide ford at Doha,
After compliments, 5th June 1935.
His Majesty's Government have been furnished with a copy of the Agreement
signed by you on the 17th May 1935 granting to the Anglo-Persian Oil Company
an oil concession in respect of Qatar territory on the understanding that the
Agreement is subject to the approval of His Majesty's Government.
2. Under instructions from His Majesty's Government I now enclose a copy of
an agreement which has been concluded between His Majesty's Government and
the Anglo-Persian Oil Company in London.
3. It is desirable that there should be a clear understanding as to the position
which would arise in certain eventualities in connection with these two agreements,
and I am to inform you that in these circumstances the understanding described
below has been reached with the Company :—
{a) Should any of the terms of the agreement between you and the Company be
inconsistent or in conflict with the terms of the agreement between the
Company and His Majesty's Government signed in London on 5th June
1935 the agreement between you and the Company will to the extent of
any such inconsistency or conflict be subordinate to and be controlled by
the terms of the agreement between the Company and His Majesty's
Government.
(h) If the Company should fail to observe any of the terms of the agreement
between the Company and His Majesty's Government signed in London
on 5th June 1935 or if the alleged failure having been disputed by the
Company the matter has been referred to arbitration under Article 16 of
the Company's agreement with you (which is made applicable to the case
by Article 11 of the agreement between the Company and His Majesty's
Government) and the Company should not remedy such failure within the
reasonable time which shall be fixed by the arbitrators for so doing then
in these cases, as in the cases mentioned in Article 14 of the Company's
agreement with you, but in no other, the Company agrees that you will
be entitled to terminate the agreement between the Company and yourself,
and that all properties of the Company within the State of Qatar shall
become your property, and that they will hand over to you free of cost
land granted to the Company by you and any lands or buildings which
the Company may have bought and any houses or buildings constructed
by the Company and all other irremovable property of the Company
within the State of Qatar, including the producing wells and borings
which shall be handed over in reasonably good order and repair.
4. You have intimated, after discussion with me, that you understand the
nature of the arrangements as set out above and that you are prepared to agree to
them, and I request that you will be good enough to confirm this in writing.
On receipt of your reply His Majesty's Government will obtain from the
Company formal confirmation of their acceptance of the arrangements in question
and will communicate such confirmation to you.
Usual ending.
(Sd.) T. C. F owle , Lt.-Col.,
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. .

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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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