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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' [‎149v] (85/142)

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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Article 3. —In the event of the currency in general use in Sharjah being at
some future time changed the necessary amendment of Article 2 of this Agreement
shall be arranged between the Ruler of Sharjah and the Bank.
Article 4. —If the Bank require guards they will be provided by the Ruler of
Sharjah, their wages being paid for by the Bank.
Article 5. —The Bank must observe the Moslem's general holidays. In case of
uncertainty the Ruler of Sharjah should be referred to on the subject.
Article 6. —The Bank notices must be exhibited in Arabic as well as in English
on the premises of the Bank.
Article 7.—The Bank shall dismiss any employee who has been found guilty of
misconduct or misbehaviour. If the employee is not a Sharjah subject and if he was
engaged abroad by the Bank, his return to the place of his engagement shall be
arranged by the Bank. If the employee is not a Sharjah subject and if deportation
is necessary, it shall be arranged by the Bank through 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. , or if a
Sharjah subject the matter shall be referred to the Ruler.
Article 8. —Sharjah subjects will be employed as clerical and menial staff if
available and found suitable otherwise British subjects or nationals under British
jurisdiction (the latter after consultation with the Ruler and his agreement) should
be employed until such time as Sharjah subjects, at the discretion of the Bank, are
Article 9.—The Bank will not compel any Sharjah subject employed in the
Bank to wear dress other than that which he usually wears.
Article 10. —This Agreement holds good for a period of twenty years and is
subject to renewal after that period.
Article 7/.—It is agreed that the Bank have the right to withdraw from Sharjah
at any time during the period of this Agreement after giving reasonable notice.
Such withdrawal shall be considered to terminate this Agreement.
Article 72.—It is agreed that the Bank will open at Sharjah within one month
of the signing of this Agreement.
Article 75.—This Agreement is written in English and Arabic. If there should
at any time be disagreement as to the meaning or interpretation of any article in
this Agreement the English and Arabic texts shall have equal status.
In witness whereof the parties to this Agreement have set their hands the
day and year first above written.
On behalf of The British Bank
of the Middle East:
(Paragraph 144)
Subsidiary Agreement between the Ruler of Sharjah and the British Bank oi the
Middle East, dated February 5, 1953
To the Ruler of Sharjah.
Your Excellency,
, t , ^ .l 5 unde " t o od u that . at the time of the Banking Agreement signed on
5th February 1953 between yourself and this Bank, W Pariah Office wUl
open to the public during the forenoon on two days a week only
Should the volume ot work in the future appear to justify it the Bank will
extend its days of opening to the customarv mayimnm ■ d .
such alteration being entirely at the Bank's discretion. yS 3 W ' any
For The British Bank of the Middle East:
(Signed) K. BRADFORD.
Manager, Sharjah.
We confirm receipt of the above letter crmt^ntc ™ v,- t, u
, contents oi which have our agreement.

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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' [‎149v] (85/142), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/731(2), in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 24 February 2020]

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