'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' [29v] (60/92)
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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Undertaking by Sultan Tatmur Regarding Oil, dated January 10, 1923
Translation of a letter, dated the 21st Jamadi 1, 1341, i.e., 10th January, 1923,
from Taimur bin Faisal (His Highness the Sultan) to Major Rae, His Britannic
Majesty's Consul, Muscat.
After Compliments. —We inform Your Honour in reply to your letter No. 1751,
dated 16th December 1922, that we agree that we will not exploit any petroleum
which may be found anywhere within our territories and will not grant permission
for its exploitation without consulting the 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. at Muscat and without
the approval of the High Government of India. What we heard about the
existence of the mineral oil in our territory at Masirah is not still certain. We
are beginning to enquire into the existence of this mine and after we know about
it there will be a discussion between Your Honour and us regarding its exploitation,
taking measures, arrangement of works and necessary conditions. It will of course
be a monopoly. We believe in the complete assistance of the High Government
of India in this important matter as it has always assisted us for which we are
Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation, dated December 20,
1951, with Letters relating to Double Taxation and the definition
of the terms " Consuls "—
His Majesty The King of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions
beyond the Seas, and Sultan Said bin Taimur bin Faisal, Sultan of Muscat and
Oman and Dependencies,
Desiring to confirm and strengthen the friendly relations which now subsist
between them and to promote and extend their commercial relations by the
conclusion of a new treaty to replace the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and
Navigation signed at Muscat on 5th February, 1939,0
Have accordingly appointed as their plenipotentiaries: —
His Majesty The King of Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Dominions
beyond the Seas (hereinafter referred to as His Majesty):
For the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland:
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir William Rupert Hay, K.C.I.E., C.S.I., His
Majesty's 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. ;
The Sultan of Muscat and Oman and Dependencies (hereinafter referred to
as the Sultan), in person;
Who have agreed as follows: —
For the purposes of the present Treaty: —
(1) The term "territories of His Majesty" or references to territories of a
High Contracting Party in relation to His Majesty mean the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (hereinafter referred
to as the United Kingdom) and any territories to which the present
Treaty applies by reason of extensions under Article 15, and the term
" territories of the Sultan " or references to the territories of a High
Contracting Party in relation to the Sultan mean Oman and its
(2) The terrn nationals of His Majesty or references to nationals of a
P ar ty m relation to His Majesty mean all citizens
0 a e ii x> ni -lr ^ Kingdom J a Colonies, all Southern Rhodesian citizens
n 1 P k P er c s u ons .' nationals of Kuwait, Bahrain,
Qatar, Abu Dhabi Dubai Sharjah, Ajman, Umm-al-Qaiwain, Ras-al-
Khaimah and Kalba, and the term " nationals of the Sultan" or
O " Treaty Series No. 29 (1939)," Cmd. 6037.
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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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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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