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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' [‎143v] (73/142)

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. It shall be an offence after the 10th day of April 1932 ".LThe
16th Raiab 1371) to place any constraint upon any person on the ^rounds he
i a slave or to employ any person as a slave against his will or to continue to hold
in slavery any person previously a slave.
4. It is an offence to buy, sell, import, export, give, receive as a gift, or in any
way dispose of or be a party to the disposal of any person as a slave or any person
whom by that transaction it is intended should become a slave.
5. No Court established under our jurisdiction shall, after the 10th day of
April 1952 (corresponding with 16th Rajah 1371) entertain any civil suit in which
any claim is made or obligation alleged on the grounds that one of the parties is a
6. Any person committing an offence under this proclamation shall be
(Paragraph 66)
Proclamation Prohibiting Traffic in Arms—1916
Be it known to all who may see this: —
Whereas it has become known to us that traffic in arms into British India,
Persia, Kuwait, Bahrain and the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. is prohibited,
I, the undersigned, 'Abdullah bin Jasim bin Thani, Shaikh of Qatar, have
decided to do all in my power to assist the British Government in putting a stop
to this illegal traffic, and I hereby declare that, from the date of this proclamation,
the importation and sale of arms, cartridges, and all munitions, into our territory,
and the exportation of the same to other places, are absolutely prohibited. All
arms and ammunition, imported into Qatar territory or exported therefrom, will,
in future, be liable to seizure and confiscation.
Chief of Qatar.
Licence Granted by the Ruler of Qatar to Cable and Wireless Ltd.—1951
(Paragraph 71)
Agreement between the Ruler of Qatar and Cable and Wireless Ltd. dated
January 11 1951
This deed made the eleventh day of January 1951 between His Excellency
Shaikh Ali bin Abdulla al Thani, Ruler of Qatar (hereinafter referred to as " His
Excellency ") of the one part (acting in the exercise of his powers as head of the
Government of Qatar) and Cable and Wireless Limited, a company incorporated
in England whose registered offices are situated at Electra House, Victoria
Embankment, in the City of Westminster (hereinafter called " the Company ") of
the other part,
Witnesseth as follows: —
1. His Excellency hereby grants unto the Company for a period of twenty
years from the date of the signing of this deed—the Company having the option
of renewal tor a further period after consultation with His Excellencv—-licence
and permission— J
(a) to establish maintain and operate telecommunication services between
Qatar and P 01 *^s outside His Excellency's dominions and services with
wnrl a fiw "if f ^ and for that P ur P ose t0 install, maintain and
work a telegraph station or stations and any additions thereto.

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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' [‎143v] (73/142), 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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