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'File 10/3 VIII Qatar Oil Concession' [‎68r] (139/456)

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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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. Z. 3209/1 .• • DRAFT LETTBR.
1. His Majesty's Government have been furnished
with a copy of the Agreement signed hy Your
Sxcellency on..'. granting to the Anglo-
Persian Oil Company an oil concession in respect of
Qatar territory on the understanding that the
Agreement is subject to the approval of His
Majesty's Government.
2. Under instructions from His Majesty's
Government I now enclose a copy of an agreement which
has been concluaed between His Majesty's Government
and the Anglo-Persian Oil Company in London.
3. It is desirable that there should be
a clear understanding as to the position which
would arise in certain eventualities in connection
with these two agreements and I am to inform you
that in these circumstances the understanding
described below has been reached with the Coirpany.
(a) Should any of the terms of the agreement
between you and the Company be inconsistent or in
conflict with the terms of the agreement between
the Company and His Majesty's Government signed in
London on the agreement between you and
the Company will to the extent of any such
inconsistency or c onflict be subordinate to and be
controlled by the terms of the agreement between
the Company and His Majesty's Government;
(b) If upon a failure by the Company to observe
any of the terms of the Agreement between the
Company and His Majesty's Government signed in
London on and if the matter on such
failure is referred to arbitration under Article 16
of the Company's agreement with you (which is made

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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' [‎68r] (139/456), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/417, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 25 February 2020]

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