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'File 73/7 IV (D 25) Anglo-Turkish Negotiations' [‎32v] (74/103)

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The record is made up of 1 file (42 folios). It was created in 3 Aug 1913-30 Nov 1913. It was written in English, French 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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(1.) To receive an agent of the British Government of India at A1 Bidaa ; (for the
present a Mohammedan a^ent of the type of residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. agent at Lingah, working
immediately under 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).
(2.) To allow British Indians to reside in the Katar ports for trade, and to afford
protection for their lives and properties.
(3.) Not to levy duty at more than 5 per cent, ad valorem.
(4.) To render co-operation generally for the preservation of the maritime truce, and
in particular for the suppression of the slave trade, piracy, and the arms traffic.
(5.) To issue a prohibition against the import or sale of arms and ammunition in
Katar territory, except under special license.
(6.) To undertake not to allow foreigners including British subjects, to acquire
monopolies or concessions ; or to acquire pearling rights or use diving dresses in his
waters, without the cognisance and approval of the British Government.
(7.) Not to admit the agent of any Power other than Great Britain (and r l nrkey ?)
and not to correspond with the officials of any other Power without the cognisance and
concurrence of the British authorities.
(8.) To receive and protect a British post office and telegraph installation (as at
Kovveit and Bahrein) whenever the British Government consider that the step is
needed.
4. It goes without saying that we should go slow in working for these desiderata,
and that we could not expect to obtain them all at once, even in principle. It does not
seem to me that any of the items are incompatible with the terms of the convention
with Turkey, but this is a point for the consideration of higher authority.
The first three neceesary steps seem to be to explain the situation to Sheikh Jasim
and his son in charge of Doha ; to get rid of the Turkish garrison and then get our
residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. agent installed. I presume that His Majesty's Government will take steps to
expedite the withdrawal of the garrison, as soon as the convention is finally accepted ;
meanwhile the Government of India will perhaps feel able to authorise me to put the
other two steps in hand, informing me at the same time whether any communication
can be made to him with reference to my letter dated the 2nd March, 1913, on the
subject of an arms traffic subsidy.
5. I am forwarding a copy of this letter to 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. , Bahrein, for his
information and any observations he may wish to make.

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The file contains letters, telegrams, memorandums, and maps relating to Anglo-Turkish negotiations over the Baghdad Railway, the status of Kuwait, and other 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. matters. The correspondence is between Percy Cox, 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. at Bushire, William Shakespear, 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 Kuwait, the Government of India, 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. in London, Louis Mallet, Under-secretary of State for Near and Middle Eastern Affairs, Arthur Trevor, 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 Bahrain, Shaikh Abdalla bin Jasim bin Thani [[Jāsim bin Muḥammad Āl Thānī], Chief of Katar [Qatar], the Government of India, Sheikh Khazal [Khaz‘al al-Ka‘bi], ruler of Mohammerah, Sheikh Mubarak al-Sabah, ruler of Kuwait, and the Foreign Office, in London.

The file contains drafts and counter-drafts of an agreement to be eventually signed by the British and the Ottoman Turks. Included is correspondence relating to Percy Cox's attempts to obtain Sheikh Khaz‘al's and Sheikh Mubarak's agreement to the draft agreement, and to concern over the status of Qatar, including the presence of the Turkish Garrison there.

Folio 27 is a list of the sons of Sheikh Jasim, the late ruler of Qatar.

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1 file (42 folios)
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The file is arranged chronologically.

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Foliation: The file is foliated from the front cover to the inside back cover, using circled pencil numbers in the top-right corner of recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. pages. There is an earlier foliation system that runs through the file, using pencil numbers in the top-right corner of recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. pages, as well as the top-left corner of any verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. pages bearing written or printed matter.The following anomalies occur: 1a, 11a.The following folios are foldouts: 19, 20, 26, 38, 42a.

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