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'F-93 58/6-I Qatar Order-in-Council' [‎3r] (18/479)

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The record is made up of 1 file (239 folios). It was created in 18 Apr 1935-13 Mar 1939. 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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Translation of letter No,7/54 dated the 14th
Muharram 1S54 (i.e. 13th April 19o5) from bhaiKh Abdullah
bin Qasim ath Thani, C.I.L•, nuler of Qatar, to the Hon 1 bie
Lieut.-Colonel T.o.rovvle^C.E.L., Political nesicent 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. .
After Compliments, f §
reference your letter datea 17th April 1955
equivalent to the loth Muharram Ib54.
2. Regarding the sub-paragraph oi" the draft or the Gil
Concession which I gave to Mr. Mylles. I agree to your
demand (proposal) that disputes etween rritish subjects
British protectee subjects and the subjects of non-Muslim
Foreign Po ers should be settled by the nearest oiiicer of
the High British Government i.e. 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. ,
Bahrain, or his representative.
^ also agree that the disputes between British
subjects and the subjects of Non-Moslem Foreign Powers arid
my subjects should be dealt , 1th by a Joint C^urt on which
I . nd 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. , Bahrain, will sit, or on which
my representative and he representative of the Political
Agent, .Banrain, will sit. The place and the sitting of
this court will be at koha. as regards the subjects of
Moslem foreign.Powers to mom you referred in paragraph o
of your proposal, 1 , on my part, agree to your proposal
about them, but will not be responsible lor any objection
hich may be raised by their Governments.
4. I have agreed to these on the condition that the
Government undertake to give their full support to me
and to my heir apparent, my son Hamad, when he succeeds
me anc that they do acknowledge aim as my heir apiaront
and sup ort him when he succeeds me.
Usual ending.

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This file contains correspondence between 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 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. at Bushire; the Political Agents at Kuwait and Muscat; Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, ruler of Qatar; Secretary of State for India, London; M J Clauson and J P Gibson of 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. , London; and the Foreign Department, Government of India.

The correspondence concerns efforts to regulate the legal situation and define British juridiction in Qatar by issuing an Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). under the Foreign Jurisdication Act. Included within these papers are initial correspondence with Shaikh ‘Abdullāh (ff. 2-3); comparisons with other localities 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. , for example Kuwait and Bahrain (ff. 19-25, 46-47, 52-53); correspondence concerning the drafting of the Qatar Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). between 1936 and 1939 (ff. 60-146); a copy of the final version of the Qatar Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). (ff. 159-174), as well as two certified copies (ff. 178-194); various errors in the text and corrections (ff. 176-176A, 199-204); and its publication in the Gazette of India and exhibition in Qatar (ff. 195-208).

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1 file (239 folios)
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This file is arranged approximately in chronological order. Circled index numbers written in red crayon are also present throughout the volume.

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Foliation: The main foliation sequence commences at the title page and terminates at the last folio; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and can be found 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. A second foliation sequence is present between ff. 4-212; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and can be found in the same position as the main sequence. Foliation errors: 1, 1A and 1B; 65, 65A and 65B; 66 and 66A; 69a and 69b; 73, 73A and 73B; 176 and 176A.

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