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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' [‎143r] (72/142)

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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APPENDIX D
Correspondence with the Ruler of Qatar on the subject of jurisdiction—1935-1951
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Letter, dated April 17 1935, from the Ruler of Qatar to 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. ,
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Reference your letter dated 17th April 1935 equivalent to the 13th Muharram
1354.
2. Regarding the sub-paragraph of the draft of the Oil Concession which I
gave to Mr. Mylles. I agree to your demand (proposal) that disputes between
British subjects, British protected subjects and the subjects of non-Moslem Foreign
Powers should be settled by the nearest officer of the High British Government,
i.e., 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, or his representative.
3. I also agree that the disputes between British subjects and the subjects of
non-Moslem Foreign Powers and my subjects should be dealt with by a Joint
Court on which I and 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, will sit, or on which my
representative and the representative of 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, will sit. The
place and the sitting of this Court will be at Doha. As regards the subjects of
Moslem Foreign Powers to whom you referred in paragraph 3 of your proposal, L
on my part, agree to your proposal about them, but will not be responsible for any
objection which may be raised by their Governments.
4. I have agreed to these on the condition that the Government undertake to
give their full support to me and to my heir apparent, my son Hamad, when he
succeeds me and that they do acknowledge him as my heir apparent and support
him when he succeeds me.
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(Paragraph 58)
Letter, dated February 19 1951, from the Ruler of Qatar 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
I have received your letter (C18/5/13/51) of the 3rd February, 1951, on
the subject of jurisdiction, and have noted and understood its contents. I confirm
that I will exercise jurisdiction, in addition to that over my own subjects, over
subjects of the States of Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the Shaikhdoms of
Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al Quwain, Ras al Khaimah, and Kalba,
the Sultanate of Muscat and the Yemen; and that all other persons in my dominion
will be subject to jurisdiction of His Britannic Majesty. I confirm also that persons
in the regular service of persons subject to His Britannic Majesty will be themselves
subject to the jurisdiction of His Britannic Majesty.
APPENDIX E
(Paragraph 64)
Proclamation by the Ruler of Qatar abolishing slavery, dated March 13 1952
Whereas slavery is forbidden in all the civilised countries of the world, the
practice of it being contrary to the principles of human dignity and social justice.
And whereas it is our intention to ensure an equitable social system of life to all
our subjects, we, Ali bin Abdullah bin Jasim al Thani, Ruler of Qatar hereby
proclaim that—
1. Slavery shall be abolished in all territories under jurisdiction as from the
10th day of April, 1952 (corresponding with 16th Rajab 1371).
2. Before the 10th day of April 1952 (corresponding with 16th Rajab 1371)
any owner of a slave or slaves may produce the same before us and compensation
will be paid for each such person, according to our discretion, provided that we are
satisfied that he or she is in fact a slave.
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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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