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'File 82/27 VIII F 91 QATAR OIL' [‎126r] (264/468)

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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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Article 8 .
The representative would act as intermediary
should the Sheikh desire to take Company^ surplus water.
Article 9 .
The representative would protect the peopled
claims to gravel, limestones, etc. should their be a
dispute.
Article 10 .
The representative would ensure the Customs
clause was not abused.
Article 11 .
It might be interpreted that one of the duties
of the representative is supervision of security
arrangements and guards.
Article 17 .
The representative will be responsible to the
Sheikh that Qatar nationals are given priority of
employment.
Qatar Interpretation of t^iis paragraph .
Saleh el Mana, one of the probable representatives,
seems to hold the view which is probably taken from
Hamad that :
(a) Selection of all manner of employees will be in
the hands of the representatives
(b) That invitations to tender will be published
through this representative and contractors
selected by him
(c) All executive work appertaining to Secuiity will
be in their hands.
Note.
(c) Seems reasonable in accordance with para 11
of the Concession
(a) Is not in accordance with the Convention and
unworkable. Provision of labour only is
reasonable, selection must be in the hands of
the Company's own Employment Officer.
(b) Is quite unworkable except in as far as
advice on status and policy might be useful.

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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.

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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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