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'File 82/27 VIII F 91 QATAR OIL' [‎199r] (410/468)

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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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10s/-
2.
3.
Received under cover numbered P.Z. 9158/36 on 11.3.37
Jopies sent direct "by India uffice^tTNir.of i. and isahra
this
AGREEMENT
dated th\ ^ * day
.. . , - • ■ of February One thousand
nine hundred and thirty seven is made BETWEEN HIS MAJESTY'S
GOVERNMENT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM (hereinafter called "His Majesty's
Government") of the one part and PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT (QATAR) LIMITED
(hereinafter called the "transferee company" which expression shall -where
the context so admits be deemed to include its successors and/or assignees)
of the other part
WHEREAS an oil concession was granted by the Shaikh of Qatar to
the Anglo-Persian Oil Company Limited under an agreement in writing dated
the Seventeenth day of May One thousand nine hundred and thirty five
AND WHEREAS the said Anglo-Persian Oil Company Limited in relation
thereto upon the Fifth day of June One thousand nine hundred and thirty
five entered into an agreement in writing with His Majesty's Government
AND WHEREAS by special resolution dated the Twenty eighth day of June
One thousand nine hundred and thirty five the said Anglo-Persian Oil Company
Limited changed its name to the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company Limited
AND WHEREAS it is proposed with the prior consent of His Majesty's
Government that the said oil concession should be transferred by the said
Anglo-Iranian Oil Company to the transferee company
AND WHEREAS under the said agreement of the Fifth day of June One
thousand nine hundred and thirty five such transfer shall not be made
without the prior consent in writing of His Majesty's Government
AND WHEREAS His Majesty's Government has so consented in considera
tion that the transferee company will from the date of such transfer carry
out the terms of the said agreement of the Fifth day of June One thousand nine
hundred and thirty five and otherwise upon the terms hereunder set forth
NOW THEREFORE with effect from the dat^ of such transfer IT IS HEREBY
AGREED as follows:-
THE Transferee Company shall be and remain a British Company registered
in Great Britain and shall have its principal place of business in Great
Britain and its Chairman shall at all times be a British subject.
THE terms of the above recited agreement dated the Fifth day of June
One thousand nine hundred and thirty five including the Schedule thereto
shall be binding between His Majesty's Government and the transferee company
as if the said agreement were expressed to be .made between His Majesty's
Government and the transferee company.
S'«
THE arrangements embodied in the letter dated the Fifth day of June One
thousand nine hundred and thirty five from 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. 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 the Shaikh of Qatar shall bind the transferee company and
the said letter shall be read as if in the place of "the Company" the
transferee company were mentioned
IN WITNESS whereof John Charles Walton C.B.
on behalf of His Majesty's Government has hereunto set his hand and seal
and the Company has hereunto caused its Common Seal to be affixed the day
and year first above written
I SEALED AND DELIVERED by)
said John Charles )
I on behalf of )
Ijesty's Government in )
ftsence of:- )
ft. S. PAINTER
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. .
COMMON SEAL of Petroleum )
Jopment (Qatar) Limited )
ireunto affixed in the )
ice of:- )
J. C. WALTON
(L.S.)
JOHN CADMAN
Eo J. BROWN
Director
Secretary.
(SEAL)
BUSH^RF- RESIDENCY A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. . ?
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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.

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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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