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'File 82/27 VIII F 91 QATAR OIL' [‎125r] (262/468)

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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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NOTE FOR COOTERENOE WITH THE
HONOURABLE 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. ON 18TH NOV., 1936
COMPANISS IMTSRPIvETATION OF PARA.5 OE MR.MTLLES LETTER DATED 17.5.55
(1) In general the representatives duties are to represent
the Sheikh in the protection of the rights of the Ruler,
the Government and Qatar people in accordance with the
terms of the Concession, during the Company's operations,
Their duties are to the Ruler. They have no duties to
the Company according to the abovementioned paragraph.
(2) If the paragraphs of the Concession are taken separately
the duties of many of the paragraphs can only "be
described as watching that the Sheikh's, rights are not
infringed.
There are several paragraphs where the duties are
clear and can be defined.
Article 1 .
The duty of the Sheikh's representative is to
ensure that the Ruler gets information on discoveries
of minerals.
Article 2 .
The representative sees that the Company do not
touch religious lands or infringe Qatar people's rights
to land.
Article 5 .
The representative watches to see that the Company
displays proper activity and progress in exploration
and inspects records in the Ruler's interests.
Article 4 .
The representative watches that payments are in
accordance with the Concessions and oil output.
Article 5 .
The representative has the right to inspect oil
output records on behalf of the Sheikh.
Article 6 .
The representative would act as intermediary
should the Sheikh desire to use Company's roads, W/T
telephones, ports, etc.
Article 7 .
The representative protects private owners of land
or houses in land and building transactions and the
Sheikh's rights to take over buildings and lands acquired
by the Company and later becoming unnecessary.

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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)
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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