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'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [‎141r] (279/638)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (319 folios). It was created in 22 Feb 1934-30 Apr 1934. 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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p.Z. 1786/1934
13th March 1934
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CQIvLvIEECIAL ^GREEiaENT
This is an AGREE1/IENT made on the
day of^ 193 corresponding to
______ — . d -y 0;; l 135 "between
HIG EXCELLENCY blLiIKH xJ3DULL^i.H ^..Jj Q^iSIM TiLiNI ^ Ruler of
QiiTi'iR (hereinafter referred to as "The Shaikh" which
expression shall whore the context so admits bo deemed to
include his lawful heirs and assigns) of the one part and
Archibald Hugh Tennent Ghisholm acting on behalf of
Anglo Persian Oil Company ? Limited (Hereinafter referred
to as "The Company" which expression shall where the context
so admits be deemed to include its assigns) of the other
part.
It is hereby agreed between the Shaikh and the
Company in manner following: -
Article _1 _
The Shaikh hereby granted to the Company on the
terms hereinafter mentioned the exclusive right throughout
the State of Qatar to explore prospect drill for extract
carry away export and the right to refine and se H petroleum
naphtha natural gases ozokerite asphalt and the derivatives
thereof hereinafter referred to as THE SUBSTANCES..
If the Company discovers any minerals other than
THE SUBSTANCES ? such as goldj iron ore, coal etc., it shall
have no right to take possession of the same, but most repor
the fact to the Shaikh, and the Shaikh shall have full right
and absolute control over such minerals.
Article 2./
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The volume contains correspondence and notes of meetings 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, the 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. in London and ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, Shaikh of Qatar, the Foreign Office, the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) and H.M.'s Ministry at Jedda in regard to the southern borders of Qatar, the Qatar oil concession and the relations of the Shaikhdom with the King of Saudi Arabia, ‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd (Ibn Sa‘ūd). There are documents in Arabic, mainly letters to and from the Sheikh of Qatar. Some of the documents in the volume are marked as confidential.

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1 volume (319 folios)
Arrangement

The documents in the volume are arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the volume (folios 305-311). The notes refer to documents within the volume; they give a brief description of the correspondence with a reference number in blue or red crayon or ink, which refers back to that correspondence in the volume.

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The main foliation is in pencil in circled numbers, in the top right of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. The numbering starts starts on the first folio of writing with 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D; and runs through to 312, which is the last number given on the last folio of the volume. There is a blank page at the beginning and three at the end of the volume.There is also another sequence, which is incomplete, written in pencil, in the top right corner, starting with 39 on folio 37 and ending with 299 on folio 312.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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