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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' [‎144v] (75/142)

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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10. This Deed is written in English and translated into Arabic.
In witness whereof the parties to this Deed have set their nands the day and
year first above written.
(Sgd.) H.E. SHAIKH ALI BIN (Sgd.) For Cable and Wireless Ltd.:
Ruler of Qatar.
Witnessed: P. L. PLANT, Adviser. Witnessed: M. B. JACOMB,
H.M. Political Officer {Qatar)
(Paragraph 71)
Letter, dated January 11 1951, from Cable and Wireless Ltd, to the Adviser to the
Ruler of Qatar
With reference to the Agreement signed to-day between His Excellency and
Cable and Wireless Ltd., I have to inform you that, as a result of your
representations, Cable and Wireless Ltd. will: —
ia) as soon as the Company's Automatic Telephone Exchange is installed at
Doha, provide and maintain one telephone free of all charges for His
Excellency's own personal use in his palace at Doha.
{b) as soon as the Company's Wireless Telegraph station is in operation at
Doha, accept and transmit free of all charges His Excellency's private
telegrams (limited to 1,000 words annually irrespective of class and
Would you kindly inform His Excellency of the foregoing.
(Paragraph 75)
The Qatar Passport Law, issued by the Ruler of Qatar in 1951
1. No person subject to our jurisdiction shall enter Qatar by land, sea or air
unless he is in possession of a passport or other proper travel document bearing a
valid visa for Qatar, according to the practice and instructions from time to time
in force. The necessity for the above-mentioned documents may be waived in
such cases as we may deem fit.
2. Any person subject to our jurisdiction who, after this law comes into force,
enters Qatar in contravention of Article 1 shall on conviction be liable to
imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or with a fine not exceedins
400 rupees, or with both, and may be directed to remove himself forthwith or by
any date specified or may be removed from Qatar.
3. Any person subject to our jurisdiction who attempts to commit nr ahpts
Arti L^'stn btnumsVedTiif" 0f ^ 0ff f T e 0r offences P ^Tshable under
offences Pushed in like manner as if he had committed the offence or
a ^ 'V 1 - v ,' 1 f 1 rS01 , 1 subject to our jurisdiction who has entered Oainr bpfnre the
date on which this law came into force, without comnlvina wUh ^
specified in Article 1 of this law and who 0X1^^3 led Lnn h * 16 rec l" lrem f nt ^
satisfactory evidence that he has visible means of sunnor^LiT r 0 , pr ? dU S
removed from Qatar. PP 0I % shall be liable to be
5. This law may be cited as " The Qatar Passport Law."

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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' [‎144v] (75/142), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/731(2), in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 28 February 2020]

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