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'File 10/3 VIII Qatar Oil Concession' [‎39r] (81/456)

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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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(4) Tiie price to he paid for cxll oil or products
of the reiining or treatrueat of oil taken in
pre-emption tiy His Ivajesty's Government shall
he either (a) as specified in b. separate
agreement or (h) if no such agreement shall
have heen entered into, a fair price for the
time heing at the point of delivery as the
same shall he settled hy agreement between
His Majesty's Government and tae Company,
or in default of such agreement hy
arbitration in the manner provided hy the
last preceding suh-clause.
To assist in arriving at a fair price
at the point of delivery the Company shall
furnish for the confidential information of
His Majesty's Government, if so required,
particulars of the quantities, descriptions
ana prices of cottar oil or products sold ta
other customers and of charters or contracts
entered into for carriage and shall exhibit
to His Majesty's Government original or
authenticated copies of contracts or charter
parties entered into for th^sale and/or
carriage of such oil or products,
(5) His Majesty's Government shall he at liberty to
take control of the works, plant and
premises of the Company in Qatar, and in such
event the Company shall conform to and obey
all directions issued by or on behalf of
His Ivajesty's Government. Compensation shall
be paid to the Company for any loss or
damage that may be proved to have been
sustained by the Company by reason of the
exercise by His Ivajesty's Government of the
powers conferred by this sub-clause. Any such
compensation shall be settled by agreement
between His Ivajesty's Government and tae
Company or, in default of agreement, by
arbitration in the manner provided by sub
clause (3).
Signed sealed and delivered by the said )
on behalf of His ) (L-3»)
Majesty's Government in the presence of))
The Common seal of the Anglo-Persian Oil
Company Limited was hereunto affixed
the presence of -

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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:

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.

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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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'File 10/3 VIII Qatar Oil Concession' [‎39r] (81/456), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/417, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 7 December 2019]

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