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'File 10/3 V Qatar Oil Concession' [‎19r] (52/527)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (254 folios). It was created in 14 May 1934-19 Jul 1934. 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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At 10 A.M. on Monday the 21st May 1954, Rashid bin «
Khalil bin Hasir had an interview with the Political
Agent, Bahrain, and the following is the information
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H About thirty armed men and ten servants were sent
this year to collect the Zakah from the Manasir and the
other tribes. This party was headed by Muhammad as-Sahali
who was sent from Hasa by the Amir, ’Abdullah bin Jalawi.
They were able to collect about ten thousand dollars from
the Manasir tribesmen who are living at Jauf and the other
side of Qatar. The Zakah is charged at the rate of one
doHare for a grown up camel and half a dollar for a young
camel. The yearly Zakah collected from the tribesmen is
between ten and fifteen thousand dollars. The Zakah has to
be paid in cash but when one is not able to do so the men
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of Bin Jalawi choose the best camel and if/costs Rs.500/-
they pay him Rs.100/- only . There are no built houses at
all but a number of Barastis(huts). The country of the
Manasir is very fertile and has lot of trees and plenty of
water. The Muzakis(Zaka collectors) usually camp at the
’Uqailah which is the summer resort of the Manasir. They
then collect the tribesmen and take the Zaka from them.
Much inconvenience is caused by collecting the people,andi-.
people sometimes die on account of the large crowd. As one
leaves Hasa he gets water at the following places on his way*
1. Al Qarah
2. Buhailij
3 .Um Huwaidh
4 .A 1 Baj a sh
5. A1 Jufaln
6. A1 Quhz
7 »A1 Hamrun
13 .^bak Ai LvU
11. Hakhaledi
12. Ba’aja-h
lo.Sala* Abu Khis
14.A1 ’Uqaileh •
The Zakah ie- collected in the month of Muharrsm and
thas year the Muzakkis came there about the kfiigjju beginning
o. M\aharrem(l5th April 1954) and left/they spent about 25
uwys. Tnere ispread for the motor car from Oman to Hasa
which passes through Sabakhat Matti.

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The volume contains correspondence, telegrams and memoranda exchanged between 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. and 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. and with the Foreign Office, the Secretary of State for India, H.M's Minister in Jedda, the Sheikh of Qatar and the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) on the subjects of the boundaries of Qatar and the Qatar Oil Concession.

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There is an index (folios 227-249).

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1 volume (254 folios)

The papers in the volume are arranged chronologically. There is an index at the end of the volume, (folios 277-249). 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 in pencil on the top right corner, encircled. The numbering starts on the first page of writing from 1-185; then 186, 187A, 187B, 188; then 223, 224A, 224B; and it carries on until 254, which is the last number given, on the back cover. There is a second foliation, in pencil on the top right corner, starting on folio 1 (numbered 1); skipping or missing 57; then 112, 113, 113A; ending on folio 225 (numbered 227).

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'File 10/3 V Qatar Oil Concession' [‎19r] (52/527), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/414, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 23 January 2020]

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