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'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [‎192r] (385/638)

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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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'3
groups "being allowed to take up any concession vyitnout
the others participating. Tiiey might complain
vigorously about its terms but they would, come in
nevertheless, Mr. Starling and Mr. Seal suggested that
this might be a reason for insisting on U.E.
registration in spite of the taxation difficulties and
Mr. Hendel explained that since any conditions imposed
in the Government Agreement must be of universal
application, H.M.G. could not make them easier for the
A.P.O.C. - I •P.O. than for example a purely American
Company. Mr. Hearn and Mr. Agnevu said that if H.M.G.
made things difficult for foreigners in British territory,
British Oil Companies would be faced with retaliation
"nam, ■
in foreign territory and referred to their present
negotiations with the Syrian Government, but Mr.Hendel
pointed out that there was no analogy between the
mandated territory of Syria and Qatar which was not
British territory and where there were special
difficulties in regard to protection of foreigners. It
was finally agreed, however, that in view of the
taxation difficulty, the registration of subsidiary
Companies in the United Kingdom might be dispensed with
but that any subsidiary should be registered in the
British Empire and that its chairman should at all
times be a British subject.
Articles 3,4,5,and 6 of the draft Agreement were
acceptable to the Oil Companies. Mr.Walton explained
with reference to Article 4 that it was possiDle that
H.M.G. might decide to designate 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. ,
Bahrein as 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. also in Qatar and Article 4
as drafted would cover this though in so far as tne P.A.
might/

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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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