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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' [‎158v] (103/142)

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. The Company to work, at Muscat, a wireless telegraph or wireless
telephone schedule daily of 15 minutes duration, at times agreed by the Company,
with each of any four places within the Sultan's territories (as covered by this
agreement) at which places the Sultan will provide and operate wireless telegraph
or wireless telephone installations.
5. The Company to handle, at Muscat, Sultanate calls or messages between
Muscat and the four places during the schedules referred to in Article 4 free of
charge. In the event of any other message or call between Muscat and the four
places being handled during these schedules the agreed charges will be shared in
equal proportions by the Sultan and by the Company.
6. The Company will test the wireless telegraph or wireless telephone
installations to be provided by the Sultan at Muscat prior to their distribution to
the distant stations and will give brief instructions thereon in Muscat to some of
those persons engaged by the Sultan to operate the installations at the distant
7. The Company to make technical assistance available to the Sultan as soon
as possible, without prejudicing the operation of their main cable and wireless
system in Muscat, when required for the maintenance of the distant installations
referred to above in such cases the Company shall be paid for the time of the
services of the technician at a rate per day or part thereof as may from time to time
be agreed between the Sultan and the Company. The Sultan shall provide free
travelling and accommodation for the technician when a visit to a distant place is
8. The Sultan agrees to give the Company such assistance as may be possible
in obtaining buildings and aerial sites in the Muscat area to facilitate the
satisfactory operation of the communications referred to above.
9. The Company shall make available to the Sultan free of charge five State
wireless telephone calls per month to Bahrain Karachi Bombay Delhi or the
United Kingdom. The foregoing total of five calls per month shall be non-
cumulative from month to month and shall not exceed a total of 15 minutes.
10. The Sultan shall have the option on the expiration of this licence to
purchase the wireless station, apparatus, stores and equipment at a price in sterling
equal to the then value thereof as a going concern such value to be by agreement
with the Company or failing agreement to be determined by an expert agreeable to
the Sultan and the Company. Not less than three years' notice wili be given in
writing of the intention to take up such option. Any such option shall be without
prejudice to the Company's right to operate an emergency wireless station at
Muscat under the Cable Landing Licence granted to the Company by the Sultan
on the 9th March, 1939, if and when such licence is renewed.
^ The foregoing articles do not in anv wav preclude the Sultan or any other
company or individual duly authorised by him at anv time from erecting other
wireless telegraph or wireless telephone stations for the purpose of conducting the
whole or part of any internal wireless telegraph and wireless telephone system
within his territories. It being agreed that all traffic originating on any such
internal system destined for points outside the Sultan's territories shall be
transferred to the Company at Muscat for onward transmission at the prevailing
rates provided that should the Sultan grant special facilities to a large development
company and should such company wish to establish from the Sultan's territories
wireless tele-communication for its own administrative ourposes on a non
commercial basis with a previously established wireless station wholly owned bv
such company outside the Sultan's territories, the foregoing agreement shall not
preclude the Sultan from granting such company the necessary permission
12. The Company undertake to provide the telecommunication and other
services required of them by the foregoing articles within a period of three vears
from the date of the signing of this grant. P ee yea
Given under my own hand and seal on the first day of December of the vear
1951 corresponding to the 1st Rabi Al—Awwal of the year 1371.
Signature and seal
Sultan of Muscat and Oman.

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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' [‎158v] (103/142), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/731(2), in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 19 February 2020]

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