'F-86 File 82/27 - V QATAR OIL' [143r] (294/466)
The record is made up of 1 volume (228 folios). It was created in 19 Jun 1934-21 Jan 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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Q A T A R.
COMMERCIAL AG REEMRHT.
This is an AGREEMENT made on the
195 corresponding to
day of 135 between
HIS EXCELLENCY SHAIKH ABDULLAH AL QASIM ATH THAN I, Ruler of
QATAR (hereinafter referred to as ,f The Shaikh" which expression
shall where the context so admits be deemed to include his
lawful heirs and assigns) of the one part and Charles Clark
Mylles acting on behalf of ANGLO-PERSIAN GIL COMPANY,
LIMITED (hereinafter referred to as "The Company" which
expression shall where the context so admits be deemed to
include its assigns) of the other part.
It is hereby agreed between the Shaikh and the
Company in manner following s-
The Shaikh hereby grants to the Company on the
terms hereinafter mentioned the exclusive right throughout the
State of Qatar to explore prospect drill for extract carry away
export and the right to refine and sell petroleum naphtha natural
gases ozokerite asphalt and the derivatives thereof hereinafter
referred to as THE SUBSTANCES <>
If the Company discovers any minerals other than
THE SUBSTANCES, such as gold, iron ore, coal etc., it shall have
no right to take possession of the same, but must report the
fact to the Shaikh, and the Shaikh shall have full right and
absolute control over such minerals.
Subject to the provisions of Article 7 below, the
Company may operate in any part of the State of Qatar as defined
below but shall not operate on such religious lands, cemeteries
on lands occupied by religious buildings as exist at the date
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The volume contains correspondence 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. at Bahrain 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. at Bushire, the Government of India, 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. in London and Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) representatives in regard to the air reconnaissance of Qatar and the negotiations with ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, Sheikh of Qatar, for the oil concession, including arrangements for APOC's Mr Mylles visiting Doha and on the visit of the Sheikh of Qatar to Bahrain, from 14 to 19 October 1934. The volume contains draft agreements and:
- 'Memorandum respecting the Boundaries in Arabia: Anglo-Turkish Arrangements' (ff. 22-23), with map (f. 24) showing the Anglo-Turkish Conventions lines in the Arabic peninsula;
- Hand-drawn map showing the itinerary of the Qatar air reconnaissance carried out on 29 June 1934 (folio 34).
- 'Sketch map of Qatar Peninsula' (folio 218).
There are some letters in Arabic, mainly to and from the local rulers.
- Extent and format
- 1 volume (228 folios)
The documents in the volume are mostly arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the volume, (folios 213-219). The file notes are arranged chronologically and refer to documents within the file; they give a brief description of the correspondence with reference numbers in red crayon, which refer back to that correspondence in the volume.
There is also an brief index at the beginning (f. 1A) indicating the main topics covered in the volume.
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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 230; these numbers are written in pencil and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 35-229; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.
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