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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' [‎18r] (37/92)

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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33
Honour has expressed the opinion that the time has not yet come for giving effect
to Articles (7), (8) and (9) which relate to: —
(i) The admission of British subjects to Qatar for trade.
(ii) The admission of an agent on behalf of Government.
(hi) The establishment of Post and Telegraph Offices in your territory.
Therefore I, on behalf of the British Government, accept your opinion and
hereby inform you thai the British Government sees no present necessity for the
execution of these measures and will refrain from pressing for them until some
future time when the need for them shall be manifest, and that effect will not be
given to these articles without full consultation with you and the obtaining of your
consent.
And whereas you have represented to me that you and your dependants
possess a good many slaves from of old time, previous to this Treaty, and that it
would be difficult if the officials of government were to interfere between them and
their masters, accordingly T inform you that I recognise how you are placed in
regard to this question and that supposing that you accord your negroes fair
and just treatment there will not be interference on the part of Government
representatives in the matter.
(Signed) P. Z. Cox, Lieut.-Colonel,
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. , 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. .
No. 3
Extract from the Treaty of Jeddah, dated May 20,1927, Regarding Relations
Between the King of the Hejaz and of Nejd and the Gulf Sheikhdoms
(See Bahrain, No. 11)
No. 4
Letter from Shaikh Abdullah of Qatar Agreeing that the Treaty of 1916
shall be Binding on his Heirs and Successors, dated May 11, 1935
With reference to your letter No. C-130, dated the 11th May, 1935, I agree
that the Treaty which I made with His Majesty's Government in 1916 shall be
binding on my heirs and successors.
No. 5
Letter from Shaikh Abdullah of Qatar Accepting the Entry into Force of
all the Articles of the Treaty of 1916, and Letter from the Acting
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. Confirming the Entry into Force of the Articles
Previously Held in Abeyance, both dated August 19, 1949
id)
I write this letter to inform Your Excellency that I accept the entry into force
of all the articles of the treaty signed between me and the British Government in
1916 ' ib)
Copy of letter dated August 19, 1949, from the Acting 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. , Persian
Gulf, to His Excellency Shaikh Abdullah bin Qasim al Thani, C.I.E., Ruler of
Qatar.
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of August 19, 1949
(24 Shawal 1368) in which you informed me that you accepted that all the articles
of the treaty signed between your Excellency and Sir Percy Cox on November 3,
1916 (6 Moharran 1335) should be put into execution.
46133 F

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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' [‎18r] (37/92), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/738, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023550810.0x000026> [accessed 23 October 2019]

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