'File 9/35 Eastern Bank Branch in Qatar' [9r] (17/120)
The record is made up of 1 file (57 folios). It was created in 19 Apr 1947-4 Sep 1950. 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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POLITICAL AGENCY An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company.
The 10th of June, 1947
your Endorsement No«1008-S 9 dated the 27th of May*
1947* regarding a branch of the Eastern Bank in Qatar.
2. I talked to the Shaikh, his son Hamad* and saleh
al tfana*, about this when I was in Qatar. They asked
me for assurances that the Shaikh would not be responsible
for the security of the bank to a greater extent than he
is for that of the Oil Company, i.e.* ,f he will use his
authority to protect the Company^ employees and property
as far as possible” (vide Article eleven "Qatar Oil Con-
cession"). I assured them that as long as the Shaikh did
his best to provide reliable guards, we would not hold him
automatically responsible for thefts or damage done to the
bank's interests or personnel; he would be responsible
in the same degree as he is for the personnel and property
of the Oil Company. This seemed to satisfy them, and I think
it is now safe enough to put the proposal in writing and that
Abdulla bin Qasim will give us the reply which we wish for.
If you approve* I shall write to him accordingly.
The Hon'ble Lt-Coi. ft.R. Hay, C.d.I., C.I.E.*
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. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf.
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The file contains correspondence between the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. at Bahrain, the Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in the Gulf, the 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. and the Eastern Bank Limited concerning the opening of a branch of the Bank in Qatar in 1947.
The file also contains some correspondence with Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, Ruler of Qatar, and correspondence between the Ruler of Qatar and the Eastern Bank, in Arabic with English translation.
The dismissal of the branch's bank manager in 1950 is also the subject of some later correspondence within the file.
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The papers in the file are arranged chronologically. There are file notes at the end, on folios 56-58. The notes are arranged chronologically and refer to documents within the file.
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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 60; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 2-55; these numbers are also written in pencil and ink, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence.
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