'F-86 File 82/27 - V QATAR OIL' [144r] (296/466)
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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Of Signature of this Agreement or such normal extensions of such
religious lands, cemeteries or buildings as the Shaikh may
indicate. For the purposes of this Agreement the State of Qatar
means all territory ruled by the Shaikh shown to the north of
the line on the map attached hereto.
The period of this Agreement shall be seventy-five
years from the date of its signature.
The Company shall make a thorough investigation of
the State of Qatar by such methods as may in its opinion best
enable it to ascertain its oil possibilities.
In carrying out its operations under this Agreement,
the Company shall emnloy all means customary and proper and shall
exploit its Concession by appropriate scientific methods.
The Company undertakes to keep accurate plans, maps,
records of wells drilled and such other data whether topographical
geological or of drilling as it is customary to keep and such
material shall bo open to inspection by the Shaikh or his duly
The Company shall supply an annual report to the
Shaikh of its operations under this Agreement.
In consideration of the rights granted by the Shaikh
to the Company hereunder, the Company shall make to the Shaikh
the following payments during the currency of this Agreement:-
(a) On the date of signature '
(b) On each of the first four anniver
saries of the date of signature
(c) On the fifth and each subsequent
anniversary of the date of signature
but after the commencement of exports
of THE SUBSTANCES from Qatar the
Company shall pay, instead of the annual
sums jnentioned in (b) and (c) above,
royalties as specified below on THE
SUBSTANCES exported from or sold for
consumption in Qatar during the year ended
3 months prior to each anniversary of the
date of signature with the proviso that
such royalty payments will not in any year
total less than
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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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