'File 3/21 Political Officer, Qatar and Political Affairs, Qatar'

IOR/R/15/2/2000

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The record is made up of 1 file (47 folios). It was created in 25 May 1948-27 Jul 1950. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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This file contains correspondence between British officials, primarily in the Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. , Bahrain and the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. , Bahrain. The correspondence discusses Britain's desire to establish some form of British representation in Qatar, either through the creation of the post of a Assistant 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. based in Qatar or the establishment of a 'rest house' for 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. , Bahrain to use while on official visits to the country. The correspondence discusses the political rationale for such a decision, and the reason behind Qatar's initial opposition to it.

The file contains a letter to the Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. in Bahrain from Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī that is in Arabic (folio 25).

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1 file (47 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the file.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 47; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, 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 also present in parallel between ff 2-42; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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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 Documents collected in a private capacity.
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IOR/R/15/2/2000
Former external reference(s)
3/21

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25 May 1948-27 Jul 1950 (CE, Gregorian)
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Qatar

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'File 3/21 Political Officer, Qatar and Political Affairs, Qatar', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/2000, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/node/9473> [accessed 20 July 2024]

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