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'Flags Flown by the Sheikh of Qatar. (Bahrain and Trucial Coast)' [‎46r] (95/142)

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The record is made up of 1 file (69 folios). It was created in 7 Aug 1929-13 Dec 1938. 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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the 26th May 1934.
7. These four Eulers should strictly speaking
fly the Treaty Flag, hut they have not done so for
many years, and could hardly he induced to do so
now, as the Treaty Slag has come to "be regarded as the
trihal flag of the Jowasimi family, as explained in
paragraph 3 ahove. (See correspondence ending with
my predecessor's letter No. 1143 dated the 4th June
1932).
8. I see no objection to the Admiralty proposal
if mention of ^.atar is excluded, provided that the
Government of India are prepared to tacitly condone
a continuance of the breach of the letter of the
Treaty "by the Eulers of Ahu -^hahi, Ajman, Dehai and
Umm-al-Qaiwain. A similar tacit condonation has
already heen made in the case of Bahrain which, as one
of the signatories of the General Treaty of 1820,
should strictly speaking also fly the Treaty Flag, hut
in fact flies its own flag, vide "Flags of All Nations
Plate 43 A, I accordingly recommencl that the breach
he tacitly condoned, and the existing situation recog
nised, in the case of the above-mentioned four Bulers
al so.
9. The t hird uoint raised by the Admiralty is that
the title of the Bahrain State Flag should be changed
to the Bahrain National Flag, as the word "State 1 * is
said to imply a personal flag which is precisely the
impression it is desired to avoid.
10. The word "State" would not appear necessarily
to imply a personal flag, e.g. State flags of Indian
States. The word "national" would, in ray opinion,
be unsuitable, and I deprecate any change in this
respect.

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This file contains correspondence between the British officials in Bahrain, Bushire, Baghdad, 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 Government of India, as well as with Khalīl bin Ibrāhīm Kanoo [Kānū].

These papers concern various enquiries made by the British Admiralty between 1929 and 1938 regarding flags flown by the sheikhs of Qatar, 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. . Contained within this file are descriptions and sketches of various flags, as well as a specimen of fabric (f. 38) demonstrating the colour of the flag flown by the Shaikh of Qatar, ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī.

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1 file (69 folios)
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Foliation: Begins on front cover, circled, and continues to page before back cover.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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