'File 10/3 VIII Qatar Oil Concession' [37r] (77/456)
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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"by the Sheikh or His Majesty's Government.
10. The Company declare that it is their intention,
should they consider that commercial conditions justify it,
to erect a refinery in Qatar. If and when the Company is
satisfied that commercial production is assured, the
Company agrees to examine with His Majesty's Government the
question of establishing a refinery in Qatar of suitable
type and capacity.
11. In the event of a state of national emergency
or war (of the existence of either of which His Majesty's
Government shall be the sole judge) His Majesty's
Government shall have the right of pre-emption of all the
oil produced in Qatar in accordance with the terms of the
18- In the event of notice of termination of the
Agreement between the Company and the Sheikh being given
under the terms of that Agreement on the ground that the
Company has failed to observe any of the terms of the
present Agreement between the Company and His Majesty's
Government, the arbitration provisions of the said
Agreement between the Company and the Sheikh shall apply if
the Company considers that notice of termination on such
grounds under that Agreement is not justified*
IN WITNESS whereof on behalf of His
Majesty's Government has hereunto set his hand and seal and
the Company has hereunto caused its Common Seal to be
affixed the day and year first above written.
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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).
- Extent and format
- 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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