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The record is made up of 1 file (8 folios). It was created in 22 Nov 1934-9 May 1935. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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The file contains correspondence between 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. 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. in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , concerning the terms of the treaty of 1916 between the British Government and Qatar.

The papers discuss the fact that the 1916 treaty was not made binding on the Shaikh of Qatar's heirs and successors, which was particularly important by 1934, given the negotiations over a Qatar oil concession; and concerns over how easy it would be to make revisions to the treaty. The omission is described as an 'oversight' on the part of the British Government. Also discussed is the question of the recognition of an heir apparent, and the definition of British jurisdiction in Qatar. 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. also reports a request from the Shaikh of Qatar for permission to import in excess of his annual quota of 500 rifles, and permission to purchase machine guns and armoured cars. The British were prepared to concede the former, but not the latter.

The file includes a divider, which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (8 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 8; 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. The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 1-8; these numbers are printed, and are not circled.

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English in Latin 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/L/PS/12/3816
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Coll 30/96

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22 Nov 1934-9 May 1935 (CE, Gregorian)

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Coll 30/96 'The Qatar Treaty of 1916', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3816, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000648.0x000180> [accessed 23 July 2024]

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