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'Historical Summary of Events in the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, 1928-1953: Appendices, Genealogical Tables' [‎144r] (74/142)

The record is made up of 1 volume (65 folios). It was created in c 1953. It was written in English. 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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{b) to provide a telephone service in the territories of His Exceliency and for
that purpose to install, maintain and operate a telephone exchange
and subscribers' apparatus and any extension or extensions thereof.
ic) to establish a telegraph office at Doha for the purpose of receiving from
and delivering to the Public telegrams exchanged between Qatar and
any point outside His Excellency's territories.
id) to land, maintain and operate within His Excellency's territories any
telegraph, cable or cables the Company may desire for the purpose of
connecting the territory with Company's world-wide system of
telegraphic communications.
(e) to install, maintain and operate within His Excellency's territories any
telecommunications service which may reasonably be considered
complementary to the above-named services and which the Company
may desire to operate.
2. The licence and permission granted above is exclusive throughout His
Excellency's territories.
3. The Company shall be entitled to receive payment or other consideration
for the telecommunication services rendered by it and in accordance with the rates
from time to time in force.
4. All instruments, apparatus and material imported into His Excellency's
territories by the Company and which are necessary for the installation, repair,
extension and maintenance of the said telegraph station and any additions thereto
and of the said telephone exchange and subscribers' apparatus or otherwise for
the Company's purposes (including the building or buildings in which they are
worked) shall be exempted from all customs dues or charges of a like nature,
including export dues provided that no article so imported shall be sold or
otherwise disposed of within His Excellency's territories unless all duties shall
first have been paid thereon calculated on the price for which any such article
is sold.
5. The Company shall be exempt from any special taxation (including
taxation on capital and assets outside His Excellency's territories) other than the
payment of any general rates or taxes which may be in force or which may at any
future date be imposed. The Company shall also be exempt from the payment
of any terminal or transit charges on the traffic exchanged by means of the
telegraph station or any other system of telecommunication which may be
operated by the Company as well as any royalty or charge on the telephone system.
6. The Company shall be exempt from costs of registering the Company in
His Excellency's territories should such registration be required.
7. His Excellency agrees to lease to the Company a site or sites necessary
for the installation of the telegraph station and automatic telephone exchange
and associated buildings and for any extension thereto for the nominal rental of
Rupees five per annum.
8. All possible steps shall be taken by His Excellency to prevent interference
with or theft of the Company's property within His Excellency's territories. The
Company will take reasonable precautions to safeguard its buildings, equipment
and stores.
9. The Company recognises the exclusive rights granted in Article 2 are
subject to: —
(a) the rights already enjoyed by Petroleum Development (Qatar) Ltd. under
Oil Concession granted by His Excellency the Shaikh of Qatar to the
Anglo-Persian Oil Company Ltd., dated 17th May, 1935.
(h) the rights already enjoyed by the Superior Oil Company under the
agreement between His Excellency the Shaikh of Qatar and the Central
Mining and Investment Corporation and the Superior Oil Company,
dated 5th August, 1949.
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Appendices to IOR/R/15/1/731(1). The appendices relate to the chapter on general matters, and to the chapters on Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, the Trucial States, and Muscat. Also includes genealogical tables of Ruling Families in the Gulf at the end of the volume and (separately filed) further handwritten genealogical tables.

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1 volume (65 folios)

There is a list of contents at the front of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 110 on the front cover and terminates at 176 on the last of the loose folios stored in polyester sheets. These numbers are written in pencil, are enclosed in a circle, and appear in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. The foliation sequence is a continuation of that in the main part of the document - IOR/R/15/1/731(1).

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'Historical Summary of Events in the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, 1928-1953: Appendices, Genealogical Tables' [‎144r] (74/142), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/731(2), in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 22 February 2020]

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