'Historical Summary of Events in the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, 1928-1953: Appendices, Genealogical Tables' [151r] (88/142)
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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Sharjah Red Oxide Concession—1935
Concession Agreement signed between the Ruler of Sharjah and
Commander R. C. Bay Id on, dated January 28, 1935
An Agreement made the twenty-eighth day of January One thousand nine
hundred and thirty-five between Sheik Sultan bin Sagar of Sharjah on the Trucial
Coast of Arabia (hereinafter called " the Sheik " which expression shall include his
heirs successors and assigns) of the one part and Commander Robert Corbett
Bayldon R.N. (Retired) of Gillots House Henley-on-Thames in the County of Oxon
England (hereinafter called " the Commander " which expression shall include his
successors in title and assigns) of the other part whereby it is agreed as follows: —
1. In consideration of the sum of Six thousand rupees paid by the
Commander to the Sheik as to the sum of Five hundred rupees on the Seventh day
of September One thousand nine hundred and thirty-four (as the Sheik hereby
acknowledges) and the sum of Five thousand five hundred rupees (the balance of
the said sum of Six thousand rupees) on the signing hereof (the receipt whereof the
Sheik hereby acknowledges) the Sheik hereby grants to the Commander his heirs
successors and assigns for the period of twenty-one British years from the date
hereof but subject as hereinafter mentioned the sole and exclusive right to search
for work excavate mine or otherwise recover and export any Red Oxide of Iron
which may be situate in the Islands of Musa and Sir Abu Na'Air in the Persian
Gulf the property of the Sheik the Commander to pay to the Sheik by way of
royalty for all such Red Oxide as may be exported from the said Islands the sum of
Two rupees for every British ton.
2. This Agreement and the rights hereinbefore granted shall remain in full
force and effect for the period aforesaid or so long only as the Commander shall
pay to the Sheik by way of royalty the minimum sum of Two thousand rupees in
any one British calendar year calculated from the date of this Agreement and
whether any such Red Oxide shall have been exported by the Commander or not.
The first of such payments to be made within three British calendar months from
the date of the signing of this Agreement and subsequent payments thereafter
annually. Any payments made under this Agreement shall be deemed to have
been made on the date of the posting by registered letter by the Commander to the
Sheik of the amount due in cash or currency notes or by handing the same to the
Sheik and in the case of the payment being made by post the production of a
British Post Office receipt for such registered letter shall be final and conclusive
evidence of such payment but in the event of any such registered letter being lost
in the post the Commander shall in due course replace the amount contained
3. The payment for any Red Oxide in excess of One thousand British tons
covered by the said minimum payment of Two thousand rupees exported in any
one British year calculated from the date of this Agreement shall be calculated
upon the tonnage agreed upon as correct between the Sheik and the Commander
and the Sheik will send a representative to be present when such Red Oxide is
shipped from the said Islands to check the tonnage exported.
4. In the event of the Commander for any reason whatsoever not exporting
in any one British year One thousand tons of Red Oxide for which he may have
made the said minimum payment of Two thousand rupees he shall be entitled to
export in any future year the balance of the tonnage being the difference between
One thousand tons and the actual tonnage exported by him in such year without
further payment provided that such balance shall be in excess of the minimum for
which Two thousand rupees is payable in any such future year.
5. The Sheik will maintain an Agent on the said Islands to afford assistance
to the Commander and his employees of all kinds in all affairs relating to the
working and recovery of the Red Oxide and its shipment and will take all
reasonable steps so far as possible to protect any property of the Commander which
may be or be left on the said Islands at any time.
6. Subject to the existing rights (if any) of any inhabitants or persons owning
land or other property on the said Islands the Sheik hereby grants permission for
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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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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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