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'Historical Summary of Events in the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, 1928-1953' [‎21v] (47/222)

The record is made up of 1 volume (107 folios). It was created in c 1953. 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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nnp hand and Bahrain and
the islands in dispute between Saudi Arabia «« t0 be followed had been
Kuwait on the other, two m0 " th 'placed ')
agreed. Bahrain was proposed as the meetn g p . t T u n
ocf _ r j t u flt Uq should himself go to see Ibn
55. In January 1950 Salman suggested tha he shou ^ sea . bed ( « ) xhis
Sand and endeavour to reach a settlement wit Gov | rninent as derogating from
suggestion was not approved by Hs ^ affairs ( 89 ) Later His Majesty s
then responsibility for the conduc of his e emaUha^^ ) accordinglyi
Government reconsidered their a [ tltude H a ^ - H \ c h t he i e f t the entire responsibility
but he then resiled from his f
for the settlement of the dispute to His Majesty s oov
56. In August 1950 His Majesty's
for the division of the sea -bed which w United States Government and
discussed first with the Ruler of ? ah ^'"iL nt as a preliminary for discussions
then presented to the Saudi Arabian Goyern iie B p h ain and pasht bu Sa'afah
with them.D All the lines gave the Bamah Is ands to Bahrain an ^
to the Saudis. The memorand ^ m f w , vi^oiee to the line based on a three
Agent reported that he thought the forme ^ & favoured by His Majesty's
mile limit of territorial waters w ^' ch , next prepared, based on two lines
Government.(") ^ff^^ ^trwho made certain c'riticisms.C 2 ) .It was
only and shown to the State Departme ]951 it was decided to
not presented to the ^"di Arabian Govern^ as m May^^ ^
These discus^ns took place in August and so
procedure a j|^^^tber if possible'at S a confeenw^hi'ch'tcwk
the land frontiers of Abu ^abi and Qatar, 0V e r the Bahrain
indefinitely ? re , a "^ c S"L s . absequently decided that the question should remain
No further progress had been made In its aetllement op to the end ot 1953.
S7 Tn Tulv 1951 the Saudi Arabian Government informed His Majesty s
Fmbassv at Jedda of their desire to erect six lights to mark the channels leading o
Ras Tanurah and affirmed that should the Bahrain Government have any claim
nf nwnershio to some of the points concerned, the installation by them of the
^oo^ed lights should not be taken as an added claim by them to the ownership
of these points ( 91 ) The Ruler agreed to the proposal on the condition stated. In
October His Majesty's Embassy informed the Saudi Arabian Government o
"Hi*? Maiestv's Government's acceptance oi the proposal subject to a number o.
conditions one o °which related to Farsi Island (chapter 3, paragraph 69) and another
to territorial waters.D In acknowledging this note the Saudi Arabian Government
reneated their affirmation and agreed that the erection of the lights would not have
anv effect on the determination of sovereignty over the area m the future. His
Maiestv's Embassy replied that they presumed that this agreement covered their
proposal that the structures on which the lights were placed would not at any time
be given territorial waters of their own irrespective of any decision that might be
reached in the future regarding the applicability of territorial waters to artificia
islands. ( !)r> )
58. Towards the end of 1951 the Saudis protested on the ground that a
Bahrain launch containing military personnel had anchored at one of the Bainai
islands.( 97 ) Their protest was rejected. In October 1951 Salman stated in writing his
r 87 ) F.O. to Jedda. Despatch 28 of April 2, 1951 (EA 1081 /50 of 1950).
( 88 ) Tel from P.R. to F.O. 28 of January 18, 1950 (EA 1272/2 of 1950).
(89) Tel F.O. to P.R. 51 of January 21, 1950 (E 15211/1271/91 of 1949).
( 9U ) FO to P.R. EA 1276/41 of August 30, 1950.
H P R. to F.O. 286/23/50 of November 6, 1950 (EA 1276/71 of 1950).
( 92 ) (EA 1272/17 of 1951.)
( 93 ) F O to P.R. No. ES 1081/90 of September 12, 1952.
D Jedda to F.O. Despatch 75 of July 19, 1951 (EA 1402/18 of 1951).
( 95 ) Jedda to F.O. Despatch 100 of October 24, 1951 (EA 1402/27 of 1951).
( 96 ) Jedda to F.O. Despatch 18 of January 14, 1952 (EA 1402/5 of 1952).
( 97 ) Tel. from Jedda to F.O. 191 of September 22. 1951 (EA 1081/56 of 1951).

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The document provides historical information on the region during the period in question and, following a section on general matters, has separate sections on Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, the Trucial States, and Muscat

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1 volume (107 folios)

There is a table of contents at the front of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 1 on the front cover and terminates at 109 on the back cover. These numbers are written in pencil, are enclosed in a circle, and appear in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. The foliation sequence continues into the separate volume of appendices and genealogical tables - IOR/R/15/1/731(2).

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'Historical Summary of Events in the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, 1928-1953' [‎21v] (47/222), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/731(1), in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 17 October 2019]

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