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'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [‎145r] (287/638)

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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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Anj' o cxiei lands xiousss or "buiXdino's re^pirpd.
by "tiiG OGv .Lpo .nj may i^s "bou^iic or loasod "by i"t wi"bh, "tli©
consent of and on conditions to be arranged mth the
proprietors thereof, but the terms of ouch purchase or
lease shall not be in excess of those ordinarily current
m uheir respective localities. The Company shall
acquire only such land houses and "buildings as are
necessary for its operations under this Agreement, and
such land shall at all times be less than the vliole area
of Qatar. The Company shall inform the Shaikh from
time to time of the land houses and buildings which it
requires to occupy for its operations, and land houses
and buildings previously acquired by the Company from
the Shaikh but found no longer necessary for its
operations shall be returned by the Company to the
Shaikh at a cost which shall not in any case be greater
than that paid by the Company.
Provided that all land houses and buildings
owned by the Company shall be handed over to the Shaikh
on the expiry or sooner determination of this Agreement.
Article 8 .
The Company may take any water required for
its operations free of cost provided that such water
can be taken Y/ithout.. damage or loss to any local
inhabitants. Subject to the same conditions the Company
may also sink wells and drill for and impound water to
provide for the needs of its operations.
In case of need, the Shaikh's army or military
expeditions may take free of charge such quantitieo
water as may be at the Company's disposal after satiof,,
its/

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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)
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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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