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'F-86 File 82/27 - V QATAR OIL' [‎195r] (398/466)

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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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(ii) Article 4(c)(2) After "royalty" insert "per ton
(2240 English pounds)"*
(iii) Article 4(c)(3) After "royalty" insert "per
thousand cubic feet".
(iv) Article IQj sub-paragrauh 1, line 3« After "lorries"
insert "aircraft". ffu L
(v) Article 10, sub-paragraph 1, last sentence* Revise to
read: "General merchandise and food supplies
imported by it for the personal use of its
employees the ordinary duty on goods of British
merchants in force in the State of Qatar
(vi) Article 15, page 8 > line 3* Omit "subject r to the
approval of 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. ".
(vii) Article 17, line 2. For "own men" substitute
"subjects".
(viii) Omit Article 20. ^ K j f •
(ix) Article 21. line 2. Omit "lawful".
(x) Article 21. lines 6/7. For "In this Agreement the
English text shall prevail" substitute "’in either
text’ the Sheikh and the Company agree to settle
the matter by mutual -discussion, lailing which
they will refer the matter to arbitration in
accordance with Article 16".
(xi) New Article 22* Insert "The terms year, month, day,
as used in this Agreement reier to the solar
calendar of England and to no other ’•
5. The Company’s representatives were informed alter
discussion that no objection was seen to alterations (i),
(ii), (iii) and (iv) above; (v), having regard to the
terms of the treaty between His Majesty’s Government and
Qatar and to the correspondence which had passed on this
subject, was also unobjectionable. As for (vi), it was not
quite clear whether the proviso had been inserted in the
interests/

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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.

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1 volume (228 folios)
Arrangement

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.

Physical characteristics

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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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