'File 9/1 A. Presentation of arms by P.C.L. to Rulers of Trucial Coast' [10r] (21/88)
The record is made up of 1 file (43 folios). It was created in 8 Oct 1938-9 Jun 1941. It was written in English and Arabic. 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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D,0, SO* 1
:;.3th June 1940
llil you please refer to your letter Ho. PDQ /CAX.o/
20IB dated the iotii June 1J4Q ?
2, You will remeffiber that on a previous occasion
very strong objection aaa taiien to gifts of ar®s and.
r.ianrami tioia by Coispaniei® or private individuals to our
BlislkhSy and I aa afraid that thxs objection applies
equally in the case of Rociiefelier 1 s proposed gift.
S» I suggest you inform hiaa that there is objection
here to the gift of arms to Shaikhs and propose that he
should send some less lethal present to the Sii.iiih ol
Qatar# If the pistol arrives here which is at least
doubtful it will be taken into the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. 1 s charge
pending arrangements for its return.
petroleum Concessions Ltd.,
V# Packer, Esq.,
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This file contains correspondence between the British 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. at Bahrain and the British Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. at Bushire, as well as with E V Packer, Manager of Petroleum Concessions Limited, and Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī of Qatar. Also included within this file are correspondence between the Director of the Bahrain Customs and Port Authority, Gray, Mackenzie and Company Limited, and Messrs. Folsom Arms Co. of New York.These correspondence concern gifts of arms to the Sheikh of Qatar by E V Packer and Petroleum Concessions Limited in 1938, and by Winthrop Rockefeller in 1940 following his visit to Bahrain and Qatar.
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