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'A Collection of Treaties and Engagements relating to the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman in force up to the End of 1953' [‎17v] (36/92)

The record is made up of 1 volume (44 folios). It was created in c 1954. 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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32
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The Customs dues on the goods of British merchants imported to Qatar shall
not exceed those levied from my own subjects on their goods and shall in no case
exceeu inose icyicu num R -^cWnnrk shall be hab e to the payment of
exceed five per cent, ad valorem. British gooas snau dc cnppifipH
no other dues or taxes of any other kind whatsoever, beyond y P
VIL
I, Shaikh 'Abdullah, further, in particular, undertake to allow British subjects
to reside in Qatar for trade and to protect their lives and proper y.
VIII.
I also undertake to receive, should the British Government deem it advisable,
an Agent from the British Government, who shall remain a t A 1 Biaaa tor tne
transaction of such business as the British Government may have witn me and
to watch over the interests of British traders residing at my ports or visiting them
upon their lawful occasions.
IX.
Further, I undertake to allow the establishment of a British Post Office and
a Telegraph installation anywhere in my territory whenever the British Government
should hereafter desire them. I also undertake to protect them when established.
X.
On their part, the High British Government, in consideration of these Treaties
and Engagements that I have entered into with them, undertake to protect me
and my subjects and territory from all aggression by sea and to do their utmost
to exact reparation for all injuries that I, or my subjects, may suffer when pro
ceeding to sea upon our lawful occasions.
XI.
They also undertake to grant me good offices, should I or my subjects be
assailed by land within the territories of Qatar. It is, however, thoroughly under
stood that this obligation rests upon the British Government only in the event of
such aggression whether by land or sea, being unprovoked by any act or aggression
on the part of myself or my subjects against others.
In token whereof I, Lieutenant-Colonel Sir 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. 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. , and I, Shaikh 'Abdullah bin Jasim bin Thani, have respectively
signed and affixed our seal to this original document and four copies, thereof.
Dated 6th Moharram 1335, corresponding to 3rd November 1916.
'Abdullah bin Jasim,
Chief of Qatar.
P. Z. Cox, Major General,
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.
CHELMSFORD,
Viceroy and Governor-General of India.
No. 2
Letter from 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. to the Shaikh of Qatar Agreeing that
Certain Articles of the General Treaty should be held in Abeyance,
dated November 3, 1916
Whereas Your Honour has to-day entered into and signed with me on behalf
of the British Government an agreement of treaty, with the object of cementing
the relations between the High British Government and yourself and whereas Your

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Content

The volume consists of the following Foreign Office document: 19127, marked 'For Official Use only'.

The volume is divided into sections containing transcripts of treaties and engagements relating to Bahrain; Kuwait; Qatar; Trucial States; Muscat; and miscellaneous. The earliest treaties recorded date from 1820.

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1 volume (44 folios)
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There is a list 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 45 on the back cover. These numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and can be found 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. An original printed pagination sequence is also present in the volume. Foliation anomaly: ff. 10, 10A. The following folio needs to be folded out: f. 39.

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'A Collection of Treaties and Engagements relating to the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman in force up to the End of 1953' [‎17v] (36/92), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/738, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023550810.0x000025> [accessed 23 October 2019]

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