'File 10/3 VIII Qatar Oil Concession' [36r] (75/456)
The record is made up of 1 volume (226 folios). It was created in 9 May 1935-23 Nov 1935. 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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7. In the application of the right given to the Sheikh
"by his Agreement with the Company make full use free of
charge of the Company's wireless and telegraph installations
and railways for governmental purposes in times of
national emergency, the Sheikh acting on the advice of His
Majesty's Government shall be the sole judge whether a
"national emergency" has arisen.
8. Notwithstanding anything contained in the agreement
"between the Company and the Sheikh of Qatar the Company
shall not have the right to use or occupy, and shall not
include in the areas to "be acquired or utilised for the
purposes of its operations, any sites which may have been
selected "by or on "behalf of the Sheikh or His Majesty's
Government for defence purposes, for aerodromes, aeroplane or
seaplane bases or for wireless and telegraph installations
or in connection with the development of harbours, provided
that with the consent of His Majesty's Government which
shall not be unreasonably v/ithheld the Company shall have
the right to use for the purposes of its operations such
harbours as may be developed by the Sheikh or His Majesty's
Government if there is not reasonable harbour accommodation
available elsewhere. Subject to the terms of the
agreement between the Company and the Sheikh harbours
developed by the Company shall be under its complete and
9- Telegraph, wireless and telephone installations,
if any, maintained by the Company shall be for use only in
its business and as provided in the concession, and shall
be so constructed and operated that their operations shall
not interfere with the operations of such wireless,
telegraph or telephone installations as may be established
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The volume contains correspondence between 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. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , the Secretary of State for India and the Sheikh of Qatar about the Qatar Oil Concession and the protection offered to Qatar from His Majesty's Government, in exchange for the Oil Concession granted to the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC).
The volume includes:
- copies of the Concession and copies of correspondence with the Sheikh, in English and Arabic, and copies of the agreement between the British Government and APOC;
- draft clauses of pre-emption of oil in case of national emergency or war (ff. 38-39 and 74-75);
- correspondence from Air Headquarters to 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. in Bahrain on the planning of an air reconnaissance of the neighbourhood in Doha;
- letters in English and Arabic from Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. informing the Shaikh of the reconnaissance and of the visit from 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. , who gave him a Medal in commemoration of the King-Emperor's Silver Jubilee (f. 140).
There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 215-221).
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- 1 volume (226 folios)
The papers in the volume are arranged chronologically. There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 215-221). The index is arranged chronologically and refers to documents within the volume; it gives brief description of the correspondence with a reference number, which refers back to that correspondence in the volume.
- Physical characteristics
The volume has a foliation number on the front top right of each folio. The numbering is in pencil, encircled, it starts on the first page of writing with 1, and ends on the back cover with 226. There is a second foliation, starting on f. 167 (numbered 167) and ending on f. 214 (numbered 193); the numbering from 193-212 reads right to left, as the document is in Arabic.
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