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'A Collection of Treaties and Engagements relating to the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman in force up to the End of 1953' [‎7r] (13/92)

The record is made up of 1 volume (44 folios). It was created in c 1954. It was written in English. 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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No. 9
Post Office Agreement, dated September 4, 1911
Translation of a Letter from Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifah, Chief of
Bahrain, to Captain D. L. R. Lorimer, 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. , Bahrain
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your esteemed letter
No. 1033, dated the 1st September 1911, on the subject of your conversation with
me regarding the question of post offices, and beg to say that it is just as you
understood. If any Foreign Government asks me about it, I will answer that I
have an agreement with you which precludes the opening of any foreign post office
in Bahrain. I will then at once refer the question to the British Government.
I am always solicitous to preserve my friendship with the High Government.
No. 10
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Wireless Telegraph Agreement, dated 19, 1912—
From— Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifah , Ruler of Bahrain,
To—L ieutenant-Colonel Sir Percy Cox, k.c.i.e., c.s.l . 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. ,
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. .
With reference to our conversation regarding the opening of a telegraph in
Bahrein, as desired I repeat what I have informed you verbally, that if it is the
intention of Government to introduce the telegraph on the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. , or at
Kuwait also, I am quite ready to receive it here; and on receiving an assurance
to the above effect I will set apart a site in consultation with 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 Bahrein, and am willing that work should begin on it forthwith, as soon as we
have done so.
No. 11
Agreement regarding Oil, dated May 14, 1914
Translation of a letter dated the 18th Jamadi II 1332 (14th May 1914) from
Shaikh Isa bin 'Ali Al Khalifah, Chief of Bahrain , to Major A. P. Trevor,
c.i.e., 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. , Bahrain.
I have received your esteemed letter No. 531, dated the 18th Jamadi 11 1332
(14th May 1914), on the subject of the possibility of obtaining kerosene oil in
Bahrein. Just as I informed your honour in my letter, dated the 17th Jamadi-us-
sani 1332, that when time comes for obtaining that I will certainly consult the
Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , I do hereby repeat to you that if there is any prospect of obtain
ing kerosene oil in my territory of Bahrein, I will not embark on the exploitation
of that myself and will not entertain overtures from any quarter, regarding that
without consulting 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 and without the appoval of the
High Government. This is what had to be said. May you be preserved and salams.
No. 12
Extract from the Treaty of Jeddah, dated May 20, 1927, regarding Relations
between the King of the Hejaz and Nejd and the Gulf Sheikhdoms—
Article 6.
His Majesty the King of the Hejaz and of Nejd and its Dependencies under
takes to maintain friendly and peaceful relations with the territories of Kuwait
and Bahrain, and with the Sheikhs of Qatar and the Oman Coast who are in
special treaty relations with His Britannic Majesty's Government
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The volume consists of the following Foreign Office document: 19127, marked 'For Official Use only'.

The volume is divided into sections containing transcripts of treaties and engagements relating to Bahrain; Kuwait; Qatar; Trucial States; Muscat; and miscellaneous. The earliest treaties recorded date from 1820.

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1 volume (44 folios)
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There is a list of contents at the front of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 1 on the front cover and terminates at 45 on the back cover. These numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and can be found in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. An original printed pagination sequence is also present in the volume. Foliation anomaly: ff. 10, 10A. The following folio needs to be folded out: f. 39.

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