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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' [‎125v] (37/142)

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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3. All instruments, apparatus and material imported into Bahrain by the
Company and which are necessary for the repair, extension and maintenance ot
the said cables and wireless telegraph station, and any additions thereto respectively
and of the said telephone installations (including the building or buildings in wnicn
they respectively are or may be worked) and subscribers apparatus or otherwise
for the Company's purposes shall be exempted from all customs dues or charges
of a like nature, including export dues. But it shall pay on all personal goods,
clothing and general merchandise imported by the Company or its Stan lor the
personal use of its employees or for re-sale to them, the ordinary outy in force
for the time being in the State of Bahrain.
4. The Company shall be exempt from any special taxation (including
taxation on capital and assets outside Bahrain) other than the payment of any
general rates or taxes which may now be in force or which may at any future date
be imposed at Bahrain. The Company shall also be exempt from the payment of
any terminal or transit charges on the traffic exchanged by means of the said cables
or wireless telegraph station or any other system of telecommunication which may
be operated by the Company as well as any royalty or charge on the telephone
5. On the request of the Company for any extension of the facilities at present
provided for the Company at Bahrain His Highness will assist the Company in
securing any additional sites which may be required for carrying on the services
provided by the Company under this licence subject to the agreement of the owners
of such property. The cost of such property shall not exceed the current rates.
6. All possible steps shall be taken by His Highness or His Agent to prevent
damage to or theft of the Company's property in His Highness's territories. The
Company will take reasonable precautions to safeguard their buildings, equipment
and stores. In the event of the Company requiring further watchmen these will
be engaged through His Highness.
7. The Company shall accept and transmit free of charge on its Cables and
Wireless Telegraph installations the Shaikh's private messages (limited to 3,000
words annually irrespective of Class and Destination).
8. If the Company shall sell in Bahrain any materials or goods previously
imported into Bahrain for the purpose of its installations and no longer required
by the Company, the Company shall pay to the Shaikh in respect of such materials
or goods sold the equivalent of the import duty thereon at the rate in force at the
time of sale. The duty shall be computed on the price received on the sale.
9. The Company undertakes to train subjects of His Highness the Shaikh
of Bahrain for operating the telegraph and telephone installations as far as possible.
10. This agreement is written in English and translated into Arabic. If there
should at any time be disagreement as to the meaning or interpretation of anv
clause in this Agreement the English text shall prevail.
In witness whereof the parties to this Agreement have set their hands the
day and year first above written.
On behalf of Messrs. Cable and Wireless, Limited:
(Signed) C. E. GOTT.
In the presence of:
(Signed) H. D. H. RANCH,
Hei Britannic Majesty s Political
Agent, Bahrain.

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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)

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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'Historical Summary of Events in the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, 1928-1953: Appendices, Genealogical Tables' [‎125v] (37/142), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/731(2), in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 17 February 2020]

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