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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' [‎158r] (102/142)

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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APPENDIX I
Licences granted by the Sultan to Cable and Wireless Ltd., 1939 and 1951
(i)
(Paragraph 101)
Cable Licence, dated January 1 1939
By these presents the Sultan of Muscat and Oman grants unto Cable and
Wireless Limited a company incorporated in England and hereinafter referred
to as " the company " the exclusive licence and permission to land, maintain and
operate at or near Muscat any telegraph cable or cables the Company may desire
for the purpose of communicating with any place or places comprised in the
Company's worldwide system of telegraphic communication. The Company's
office for despatch and receipt of telegrams shall be in Muscat Town.
To have and to hold the said licence for the term commencing on the
1st January 1939 and expiring on the 31st December 1987.
Yielding and paying therefore during the term or for such lesser period thereof
as telegraphic communication is maintained the yearly rent of £1 for each cable
landed as above to be paid to the Sultan of Muscat and Oman on the 1st January
in each year.
Given under my own hand and seal on the ninth day of March of the year
one thousand nine hundred and thirty nine corresponding to the seventeenth day
of Muharram of the year one thousand three hundred and fifty eight.
(ii)
(Paragraph 103)
Wireless Telephone and Wireless Telegraph Licence, dated December I 1951
By these presents the Sultan of Muscat and Oman grants unto Cable and
Wireless Limited a Company incorporated in England and hereinafter referred to
as " the Company " the exclusive licence and permission to erect, maintain and
work on a commercial basis within the territories of the Sultanate but excluding
the Province of Dhofar wireless telegraph and wireless telephone stations for the
purpose of international telecommunications services and with aircraft and ships
at sea, subject to—
(A) The following terms and conditions in Articles 1-12.
(B) The rights already enjoyed by Petroleum Development (Oman) Limited.
(C) The rights conferred under the Muscat Civil Air Agreement of 1947.
(D) The proviso that the wireless telegraph and wireless telephone stations
shall not be erected except at Muscat or Muttrah without special permision.
1. The licence shall commence on the signing of this grant and expire on
31st December 1987.
2. The Company shall be entitled to receive payment or other consideration
for all services rendered according to the rates prevailing and shall have the right
to deliver telegrams to and receive telegrams from the public. The Company will
not increase its present charges from Muscat without the permission of the Sultan
except to cover an increased rate notified to the Company by another telegraph
administration.
3. The Company shall not be liable to terminal charges, transit charges or
any special taxation (including taxation on capital and assets outside the Sultan's
territories) other than payment of any general rates or taxes which are now in
force or which may at any future date be imposed in the said territories. If any
general tax on income or profits is introduced in the Sultan's territories to which
the Company becomes liable such tax shall be charged on the net profit (not
on the gross revenue) derived by the Company from the operations of its wireless
telegraph and wireless telephone stations in the said territories the amount of such
net profit to be certified in case of doubt or dispute by independent auditors
agreeable both to the Sultan and to the Company.

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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)
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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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