'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' [24r] (49/92)
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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(ii) That you accept the responsibilities undertaken by Shaikh Sultan bin
Salim in the agreement dated 21st June, 1945, with the Petroleum Development
( Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. ) Limited.
(hi) That you will recognise the jurisdiction of the High British Government
over British subjects and foreigners which was accepted by your predecessor in his
letter dated the 5th Dhil Qaad 1364 (llth October 1945), a copy of which is
(iv) That you will expend the income received in respect of the Oil Agreement
in the interests of the people of the Shaikhdom of Ras al Khaimah and will accept
and act upon any advice that may be given to you by 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. con
cerning the manner in which and the objects upon which such money should be
(v) That you will not claim for the Shaikhdom of Ras el Khaimah limits more
extensive than those claimed as the limits of the Shaikhdom in 1937, of which
details are attached as Appendix A; and that in case of dispute with other Rulers
you will accept the arbitration of the High British Government. Here it should be
noted that the High British Government do not undertake necessarily to recognise
the limits now claimed by you if they are disputed by neighbouring Rulers.
A ppendix A
On the north-north-east from a line which runs from Jabal al Jir (Qir) on the
sea between Ras Sha'am and Bakhah and about 20 miles from Ras al Khaimah.
From Jabal al Jir the line runs south-south-west to Hasat al Banah which is about
20 miles south of Ras al Khaimah town. From Hasat al Banah the line runs west
to Khaur al Madfaq about 14 miles west-south-west of Ras al Khaimah.
From Hasat al Banah the Shaikh claims that his territory runs south-south-
west to Wadi Ham and thence to Wadi al Qor (Qaur). He claims Adhan village
which is outside Wadi Ham at its head about 25 miles south-south-east of Ras al
Khaimah. He also claims the area situated south of Wadi Ham up to Wadi al Qaur
including Masafi and Daftah villages. Daftah being about 10 miles east of
He claims Wadi al Qaur which pierces the hills from the west to the east a
point about 55 miles south-south-east of Ras al Khaimah until its reaches the sea
near Murair (Muscat) south of Kalba. , ^ , j . . .
Following are the principal places in the district of Ras al Khaimah and which
the Shaikh claims to be within his territory:
Jazirat al Hamrah.
Tanb and Nahiyu Tanb Islands.
Al Chiwais (Kuwais).
Translation of letter dated 21st Rajab 1367 (30th May 1948) from Shaikh Saqr bin
Muhammcid bin Salim, of Ras al Khaiwicih, to My. C. J. Pelly, 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. ,
I have received your letter No. C/S .3 dated the llth May, 1948 equivalent to
the 4th Raiab 1367 and have carefully read and fully understood the conditions
mentioned therein and also the enclosures sent with your letter and I wish to say
that I am glad to accept of my own free will the obligations, responsibilities, and
conditions that you mention.
Mamduh and Al Khadhrah.
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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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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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