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'File 73/7 IV (D 25) Anglo-Turkish Negotiations' [‎37r] (83/103)

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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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[This Document is the Property of His Britanmc Majjesty's Government.]
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ASIATIC TURKEY AND ARABIA. [August 2.]
CONFIDENTIAL. Section 5.
[35805] No. 1.
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. to Foreign Office.—{Received August 2.)
ki r > 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. , August 2, 1913.
I AM directed by the Secretary of State for India to forward, for the information
of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, copy of a telegram from the Government
of India reporting the death of Sheikh Jasim-bin-Thani of Katr. The Marquess of
Crewe proposes, subject to Sir E. Grey's concurrence, to authorise the Government of
India to instruct Sir P. Cox that the new sheikh, and, if necessary, Bin Sand, should
be informed that His Majesty's Government will allow no outside interference in the
affairs of Katr. It should be made clear to the latter that any attempt to interfere will
be forcibly resisted, while the former might be told that he has nothing to fear from
the Turks.
His Lordship also proposes to request the Government of India to submit to him
at an early date their recommendations as to the conclusion of treaties with the sheikhs
of El Katr as soon as the Anglo-Turkish agreement comes into force.
Copy of a further telegram is enclosed regarding the attitude of Bin Sand towards
the Trucial chiefs. Lord Crewe will address Sir E. Grey on this subject as soon as he
is in possession of the views of the Government of India.
I am, &c.
T. W. HOLDERNESS.
Enclosure 1 in No. 1.
Government of India to the Marquess of Crewe.
(Telegraphic). P. August, 1, 1913.
WE repeat, for your Lordship's information, following telegram regarding El
Katr received from Resident, Bushire :—
"Death of Sheikh Jasim-bin-Thani of Katr on the 17th July is reported by
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. It appears that, in accordance with Jasim's wish, his
successor is his son Abdulla, the Governor of Doha, who, however, is at variance with
his brothers, and in a weak position therefore. He is reported by 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. to
have arranged to leave on the 1st August for a visit to Bin Sand, and possibility is
su gig es ted of the latter either forcing Abdulla to turn out the Turks or of himself
taking possession of Katr."
Enclosure 2 in No. 1.
Government of India to the Marquess of Crewe.
(Telegraphic.) P. August 2, 1913.
WE repeat, for information, following recent items of news regarding Bin Sand
telegraphed from Bushire on the 30th ultimo :—
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, reports that Bin Sand, while at Katif, wrote to the
Sheikh of Katr demanding that Turkish garrison at A1 Bidaa should be expelled.
" Report received from Koweit that Kasras Subaih has been occupied by Bin
Saud. #
u Following from 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 on the Trucial coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. :—
"' The Sheikhs of Abu Dhabi and Dibai, who belong to the same tribe, have been
in consultation. 1 he former has obtained, and holds, a position of supremacy in
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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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