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'File 10/3 VII Qatar Oil Concession' [‎60r] (134/536)

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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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Article 12 o This proviso that transferee companies
shall be subject to approval hy the sheikh, coupled
with the intimation on the same Article in the telegram
from c^atar of 2nd March that only one subsidiary company
will be permitted, is, I gather, taken rather seriously
by the A.P.O.C., who are, of course, bound to transfer
to the I»P#C. any concession which they may obtain.
The question was not discussed in any detail with
Lefroy, but I gathered they have in mind the possibility
of establishing a Qatar Oil Company which would be a
subsidiary of the I,p.C# and to which the concession
could be transferred to be worked, with the sheikh's
approval, once it had been obtained by the A»P.O»C,
Article 15 . I gather that the Company have in mind a
variation of the Sheikh's counter suggestion on this
to the elfect that termination will be possible only
within three years of the date of the agreement (which
is, of course, a very different thing from the date of
the commencement of operations). I pointed this out to
Leiroy, but did not go beyond that in our conversation.
The sheikh can be relied on to look after his own
interests on this.
Article 14. It seems desirable that both we and the
A.P*O.C. should see the redraft, though if it is a
"redraft/

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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)
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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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