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'File 10/3 VII Qatar Oil Concession' [‎44v] (103/536)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (261 folios). It was created in 17 Jan 1935-30 Apr 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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. P oT-nment for defence purposes, for
the Sheikh or His Majesty s °v bases or for w i r eless and telegraph
aerodromes, aeroplane* or seapi ^ aevelopment of harbours, provided
installations or in ° 0I T^ Mft iesty's Government which shall not be
that ift'ith the consent of His . j J have the r ight to use for the
unreasonably withheid the Compa as ma y be developed by the Sheikh
purposes of its operations s is not reaS onable harbour acoommoda-
or His Majesty's Go ' v ® rnmen H ^ rbours developed by the Company shall be
tion available elsewhere^ Harbours^troi
under its complete and exciusi
. , . -telephone installations, if any, maintained
TELEGRAPH, wireless and P its bus i n ess and as provided in
by the Company shall ^ ^ U oonE truoted and operated that their
the concession, the operations of such wireless,
operations shall not inter be established by the Sheikh
telegraph or telephone installations m >
or His Majesty's Government.
4-v, 4- -it is their intention, should they consider
THE Company declare tha ^ ^ erect a refinery at Koweit. If
that commercial 00nditl0n ^,^L Qa that commercial production is assured,
or ». .Lrxs rif.s: s
ence of either of ifthic n have the ripht of pre-emption of all the
s* «««<•
Company and the oheikh lci g g observe any of the terms of this
IVSS ™ .0.1.. .t
grounds under that Agreement is not justified *
IH WITHESS whereof Sir Louis James Kershaw, K.C.S.I., C ^*®' ™
behalf of His Majesty's Government has hereunto ® et "^^^he day and
the Company has hereunto caused its Common oeal to b
year first above written.
THE SCHEDULE above referred to
Pre-emption Clause .
In the event of a state of national emergency or war (of the
existence of which His Majesty's Government shall be the sole ju g
(1) His Majesty's Government shall have the right of
all crude oil gotten under the Concession granted by the Shei o
Company and of all the products thereof and shall have the righ ^ ^ ^
require the Company to the extent of any refining capacity it may ica ,
Koweit to produce oil fuel that shall comply with the^ Admiral y s P
tions at the time provided that Koweit Oil be of a suitable kin a
quality for this purpose.
(2) The Company shall use its utmost endeavours to increase
reasonably possible with existing facilities the supply of oil ^ erriine nt.
products thereof for the Government to the extent required by the
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(3) The Company shall with every reasonable expedition and so ^
avoid demurrage on the vessel or vessels engaged to convey the s > >
its utmost to deliver all oil or products of oil purchased by the ^
Governmjent under their said right of pre-emption in the c i uan ^^ 1 ^ S -^ce of
time etfid in the manner required by the Government at a conveni© 11
shipment or at a place of storage in Koweit to be determined by 1 ^ sU ch
Majesty's Government. In the event of a vessel employed to carry
oil or products thereof on behalf of His Majesty being detained on

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The volume contains correspondence and telegrams between 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. , 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. and 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 with the Shaikh of Qatar, the Foreign Office, the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) on the borders of Qatar, the oil concession and the relations of the Shaikhdoms with Ibn Saud.

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There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 250-256).

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1 volume (261 folios)

The papers in the file are arranged chronologically. There is an index at the end of the volume, on folios 250-256. 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 foliation is on the front top right of each folio. The numbering is in pencil, mostly encircled, starting with 1 on the first page of writing and ending on back cover with 261. There is a second foliation, uncircled, starting from folio 26 (numbered 25) and ending on folio 101 (numbered 100).

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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