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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' [‎150v] (87/142)

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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4 All instruments apparatus and material imported into the Shaikhs
territories bv the Company and which are necessary for the installation repair
extension and maintenance of the said telegraph station and any additions thereto
and of the said telephone exchange and subscribers apparatus or otherwise for
the Company's purpose (including the building or buildings in which they are
worked) shall be exempted from all customs dues or charges of a hke nature
including export dues provided that no articles so imported shall be so d or
otherwise disposed of within the Shaikh's territories unless all duties shall first
have been paid thereon calculated on the prices for which any such article is sold.
5. The Company shall be exempt from any special taxation (including
taxation on capital and assets outside the Shaikh's territories) other than the
payment of any general rates or taxes which may now be in lorce or which may
at any future date be imposed. The Company shall also be exempt from the
payment of any terminal or transit charges on the traffic exchanged by means of
the telegraph station or any other system of telecommunication which may be
operated by the Company as well as any royalty or charges on the telephone system.
6. The Company shall be exempt from any costs of registering the Company
in the Shaikh's territories should such registration be required.
7. The Shaikh agrees to lease to the Company for the period of the agreement
a suitable site (sites if required) at a rental not exceeding current rates for the
installation of the telegraph stations and telephone exchange and associated
buildings and for any extensions which may be required thereto. Such sites to be
free from all encumbrances.
8. All possible steps shall be taken by the Shaikh to prevent damage to or
theft of the Company's property within the Shaikh's territories. The Company
will take reasonable precautions to safeguard its buildings equipment and stores.
9. Upon the Company's ceasing operations and withdrawing its equipment
from the territory, all its immovable property shall become the property of the
10. This Deed is written in English and translated into Arabic. If there
should at any time be disagreement as to the meaning or interpretation of any
clause in this Deed the English text shall prevail.
In witness whereof the parties to this Deed have set their hands the day and
year first above written.
Ruler of Dubai.
For Cable and Wireless Ltd.,
Signed in my presence
(Signed) H. D. MICHELL.
Political Officer, Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. , Sharjah.

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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' [‎150v] (87/142), 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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