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'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [‎246r] (497/638)

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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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desirability of infoming the Sheikh that the A.P.O.G.
were acting on behalf of the I.P^C. was also discussed.
It vuas agreed that the Sheikh could have no formal
ground of complaint in this respect in view of ^rt.12
of the Commercial Agreement and Sir Louis Kershaw
suggested that the position might suitably be explained
to him informally by Col. Fowle at a later stage. It
vms not anticipated that there would be any difficulty
vjith the Sheikh on this point.
■The meeting then turned to consider the terms of
the draft Government Agreement. Article 1 was
acceptable to the Companies.
Nationality of subsidiary Companies .
Article 2. Mr. Agnew saw great difficulty in the
provision that subsidiary Companies should b« registered
in Great Britain since this would involve a liaoiliuy
for U.K. taxation. Under the constitution of the I.P.O.
its subsidiaries might be of any nationality. He did
not think that the French and American groups would
mind subsidiary Companies being registered in Great
Britain except for the fact that this would invoke
them in double taxation to which they very naturally
objected. The Shell and the A .P.O.C. oared nothing
themselves for this point since they were m any case
liable to U.K. taxation. SiilLouisJC^^ suggested
that this tax liability might be an additional reaoon
for the foreign elements in the I.P.C. not vjanc ing to
participate in the concession, but s ^ id
that the jealousies within the Board of the I-P.C. v.ere
such that there was no prospect 01 the two Brioi
gr cup s/

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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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