‘Memorandum by the Political Department, India Office, on treaties and agreements between the British Government and the various rulers and chiefs in Arabia and on the Persian Gulf.’

IOR/L/PS/18/B387

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The record is made up of 1 file (3 folios). It was created in 9 Aug 1926-21 Jul 1927. 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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The memorandum comprises summaries and précis of the treaties signed between the British Government and the Arab rulers and chiefs on the Arabian Peninsula and in the 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. . The first part of the memorandum, prepared by J P Gibson and dated 21 July 1927, provides overviews of the various treaties for: Koweit [Kuwait]; Bahrein [Bahrain] and the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. ; Qatar; Muscat; Mavia (in Yemen); and the Idrisi Treaties. The second part of the memorandum, prepared by David Taylor Monteath and dated 9 August 1926, offers a more detailed précis of most treaties: Koweit; Bahrein; El-Katr [Qatar]; the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. ; Oman (Muscat). A summary at the end of the précis condenses the key points common to all treaties.

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1 file (3 folios)
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Foliation: The foliation sequence commences at the first folio and terminates at the last folio; 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.

Pagination: The booklet contains an original typed pagination sequence.

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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
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IOR/L/PS/18/B387
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B 387

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9 Aug 1926-21 Jul 1927 (CE, Gregorian)
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The memorandum was compiled in response to a request from Ibn Saud [‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd (Ibn Sa‘ūd)], then King of Najd and Hejaz, for copies of the treaties signed between the British Government and Arab rulers.

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‘Memorandum by the Political Department, India Office, on treaties and agreements between the British Government and the various rulers and chiefs in Arabia and on the Persian Gulf.’, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/18/B387, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000833.0x0003bd> [accessed 24 August 2019]

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