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'Historical Summary of Events in the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, 1928-1953: Appendices, Genealogical Tables' [‎122v] (31/142)

The record is made up of 1 volume (65 folios). It was created in c 1953. 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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Government desired to transfer their Naval recreational ^ from
the Persian Coast to Bahrain. I welcome this transfer with great pleasure. am
also very glad and pleased at this (transfer).
(iv)
(Paragraph 113)
Letter from the Ruler of Bahrain to 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. , Bahrain, dated
Safar 1, 1354 (May 1935)
We write to acknowledge receipt of your letter No. 167/V.O. dated 22 n d April
1935 enclosing a copy from the letter of our friend Capt. J. V. Creagh, U.a.u.,
A.D.C., to you. -
We understand that Captain Creagh wishes you to request us to grant certain
concessions and privileges to the officers and crews of the Navy who have made
their recreational centre and depot at Jufair.
We are glad that the navy has come to Bahrain and we are pleased to give
them the facilities which are possible.
But we observe that the concession which Captain Creagh is demanding
amount to everything. He demands from us that we should waive our rights of
taking customs duty on all imports for the navy and this is more than possible.
The Royal Air Force pay customs duty and we think the navy should pay
also. We agree however to make certain concessions.
There is also the matter of alcoholic liquors. It is not hidden from you that
this in an Islamic State and the use of alcoholic liquors is forbidden and we do not
approve of its use in Bahrain and we have ordered our police to prevent it. Nobody
has permission to buy liquors except special persons who have permission to buy
it for their own use according to the regulations which we have laid down on this
subject. The use of alcoholic liquors in Bahrain would make a bad hearing among
other Islamic countries and it is a bad example to the people.
As regards the navy, however, we are willing to permit them to use alcoholic
liquors inside their own buildings and also the officers may use all liquors inside
their own building but we cannot allow the use of alcoholic liquors in any other
place nor must it be given or sold to other people than the Navy. We remind
you that we regard this matter as a matter of great importance and we hope that
the navy will carry out our wishes according to our regulations.
We will not take customs duty on the alcoholic liquors which are used by
the sailors and officers, but we remind you that the customs duty on alcoholic
liquors is 15 per cent. Also we will not take customs duty on foodstuffs which
are used in the canteen or in the officers' building.
In addition to this help to the navy we are willing not to take customs duty
on the furniture of the official office at Jufair and on the materials needed for it.
Regarding stores of the Government we cannot agree that all Government
stores should be imported freely without customs duty but we agree that things
which are imported into Bahrain and are sent to the ships shall not pay customs
duty, but all things which are not sent to the ships but are used at Jufair will pay
customs duty in the usual way.
We are willing to give all this help because we are glad to help the British
Government at all times. We do this freely of our own accord and we do not
think that it is right that we should be asked to give up more from our revenue.
(v)
(Paragraph 113)
Letter from the Ruler of Bahrain to 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. , Bahrain, dated
June 13 1935
We understand from our Adviser that the British Navy will not agree to pay
customs duty to us on the imports mentioned in paragraphs 9 and 10 of our letter
dated the 1st Safar 1953.
As you are aware we waived our rights to customs duties on all imports for
the Navy except those mentioned above so nothing else remains for us and now
we are obliged to agree to the wishes of the British Government in this matter.
We wish however to inform you that this matter is not a auestion of money but
it is a question of principle. *

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Appendices to IOR/R/15/1/731(1). The appendices relate to the chapter on general matters, and to the chapters on Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, the Trucial States, and Muscat. Also includes genealogical tables of Ruling Families in the Gulf at the end of the volume and (separately filed) further handwritten genealogical tables.

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1 volume (65 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 110 on the front cover and terminates at 176 on the last of the loose folios stored in polyester sheets. These numbers are written in pencil, are enclosed in a circle, and appear 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. The foliation sequence is a continuation of that in the main part of the document - IOR/R/15/1/731(1).

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