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'File 10/3 VII Qatar Oil Concession' [‎62r] (138/536)

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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 18 . Here, as In the case of Articles 1 and 14,
it seems desirable that H.k.G. and the A.P.O.C. should
see the redraft, so as to ensure that there Is In fact
no alteration of sense.
Article 21 . As the result of discussion with the
Company it has already been agreed that as the sheikh
apparently knows only Arabic and has nobody In his
service who has a fluent knowledge of English, there
are special reasons for allowing the Arabic text to
prevail.
2. question of local refinery . The demand for
a local refinery (which woula have been very acceptable
to the Admiralty) appears to have been dropped (compare
telegram of 28th February on Article 16 from Qatar).
3. Telegram from oatar of 2nd Iwarch . Article 11 .
I said to Lefroy that the company, under the terms of
this article, were already required to pay the wages of
the guards who were to be appointed in consultation with
the sheikh; that the sheikh under the terms of his
Treaty was precluded from obtaining arms, save with
the approval of H.M.G., but that H.M.G. would raise no
objection to arms (after consultation with the Political
Resident, being imported In sufficient quantities to
equip the guards, but for no other purpose, so long as
this/

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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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'File 10/3 VII Qatar Oil Concession' [‎62r] (138/536), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/416, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100024084949.0x00008b> [accessed 22 November 2019]

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