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'File 10/3 VII Qatar Oil Concession' [‎95r] (204/536)

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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,Z. 2253/33
TNDIA 0 ''gigS «
Confidential .
QATA R OIL.
Note of discussion at 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. on Thursday,
28th March 1935, with representatives of the A .P.O.C.
The Sheikh of Qatar's redraft of the Qatar Coimnercial
Agreement received under Mr. Lefroy's letter of 26th March
to Mr. Laithwaite was discussed at the 1.0. on the 28th
March. Mr. Lefroy, Mr. Mylles, Mr. Walton and Mr.Laithwaite
were present.
2. It appeared that the Company, (subject to the comments
which follow), were prepared generally to accept the redraft
in the form proposed "by the Sheikh, and were in fact anxious
to agree to it with as few alterations as possible in order to
facilitate negotiations.
Article i-u The Sheikh had insisted on "won and saved".
The redraft of this article on which the Company propose to
instruct Mr. Mylles to negotiate is appended to this record.
Article U(a) . It has already been agreed (Mr. Lefroy*s
^ K f0?( VO
letter of 10th October 1934, on P.Z. 6327/34) that signature
must be ad referendum and subject to the approval of H.M.G.
The point was made that in these circumstances it would be
difficult, if not impossible, for the Company to make the
first payment under the agreement immediately on signature.
After discussion the best course seemed to be that Mr. Mylles
should, immediately before signature and after the financial
terms had been agreed, remind the Sheikh that signature was
subject to approval and that in these circumstances the whole
of the first payment could not be made immediately but that a
payment on account of, say, Rs«50,000 would be made at once.
and that the date of signature for the purpose of Articles
Mb), U(c) and sub-paragraph 2 (i) and (ii) should be the date
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)
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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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