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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' [‎23r] (47/92)

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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take no action without, your orders in all what you have hinted. It is for you to
command and for us to obey; and we have advised Khan Bahadur Abdul Latif
about what you have mentioned to us and we will adhere to what we have stated
to him.
Translation of a Letter from Shaikh Salim-bin-Sultan-binSaggar, Chief of
Ras-al-Khaima, to Colonel P. Z. Cox, C.S.I, C.I.E., 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
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. , dated Ramazan 1329 {received 7th October, 1911)
In the most fortunate hour and best time we received your esteemed letter and
understood what you had stated especially what you had mentioned regarding any
foreigners who may probably come to us in connection with mines (and who may
wish to obtain) lease on any fisheries either those of pearls or others. The Govern
ment had pointed this out to us in former times, and there was no opposition to
this on our part. Should anyone come to us now, we will surely submit its report
to Khan (Bahadur) Agent of the exalted Government, and to Your Honour, and
there shall, God willing, be nothing but good.
No. 10
Agreements Regarding Oil, dated 1922
Letter from Sheikh Khaled ben Ahmed, Chief of Shargah, to the Hon'ble
Lieutenant-Colonel A. P. Trevor, C.S.I., C.I.E., 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, Bushire, dated 18th Jamadi-os-Sani, 1340 { = 17th February 1922).
After Compliments—
My object in writing this letter of friendship is to convey my compliments to
you and to enquire after your health.
Secondly, let it not be hidden from you that I write this letter with my free
will and give undertaking to Your Honour that if it is hoped that an oil mine will
be found in my territory I will not give a concession for it to foreigners except to
the person appointed by the High British Government.
This is what was necessary to be stated.
Note.—A similar undertaking was given by the Chief of Ras-al-Khaima, on
the 22nd February 1922.
Letter from Sheikh Saeed ben Maktoom, Chief of Debai, to Lieutenant-Colonel
miK a. P. Trevor, C.S.I., C.I.E., 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. , dated 4th
Ramazan 1340 { = 2nd May 1922).
After Compliments—
Let it not be hidden from you that we agree, if oil is expected to be found in
our territory, not to grant any concession in this connection to any one except to
the person appointed by the High British Government.
N 0TE —Undertakings similar in substance to the above were given by the
following Shaikhs on the dates mentioned:
Shaikh of Abu Dhabi 3rd May 1922.
Shaikh of Ajman 4th May 1922.
Shaikh of Umm-al-Qaiwain ... ... 8th May 1922.
No. II
Extract from the Treaty of Jedda, dated May 20, 1927, Regarding
Relations between the King of the Hejaz and of Nejd and the
Gulf Shaikhdoms—
(See Bahrain No. 11)
46133 G 2

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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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