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File 160/1903 'Persian Gulf: El Katr; appointment of Turkish Mudirs; question of Protectorate Treaty with El Katr' [‎28v] (61/860)

The record is made up of 1 volume (425 folios). It was created in 26 Apr 1902-16 Dec 1910. 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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Mudir of Wakra, but that be would continue to
receive payment of the yearly salary or subsidy
which he had for many years received from the
Turkish Government as Sheikh of a tribe which
is sometimes in the neighbourhood of Wakra.
The Wakra question was thus settled; but 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. ,
Indian Government made further proposals for 1 ^™ anc i
the conclusion of a Protectorate Treaty with January 28, 190u.
Sheikh Ahmed-bin-Thani of El Khtr. They
recommended that an Agreement should be
made with Sheikh Ahmed on the lines of that
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concluded in 1868 with Sheikh Mahomed-bin-
Sanee. This Agreement of 1868 had not been
renewed in 1882 when, after the death of Sheikh
Mahomed, a request for its continuance, received
from his son, Sheikh Jasim, was refused by the
Government of India on the ground that Sheikh
Jasim’s relations with the Turks were such as to
render an Agreement with him inexpedient.
Lord Lansdowne, however, was unwilling to
sanction any new departure in regard to El Katr
without further consideration, and suggested that
the matter should be deferred until the whole
question of the policy to be pursued 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. had been fully examined.
Sheikh Ahmed-bin-Thani, it may be men
tioned incidentally, was murdered towards the
To 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. ,
February 18,1905.

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This volume contains memoranda, copies of correspondence and telegrams, and minutes of letters between British officials regarding:

  • Turkish claims over El Katr (Qatar), and the creation of Turkish administrative posts on the Qatari coast, with 'mudirs' (sub-governors) being assigned during 1903 to Odeid (Al Udeid), Wakra (Al Wakrah), Zobara (Al Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. ), and Musalamia Island (Suwad ash Shamaliyah);
  • 'the desire of Sheikh Ahmed bin-Thani, Ruler of Qatar, to be taken under British Protection', in 1902, and a Proposed Protectorate Treaty with the Ruler of Qatar, in 1904;
  • the Ruler of Abu Dhabi's intention to occupy Odeid in 1906.

The main correspondents are: the Viceroy, the Foreign Office (Thomas Henry Sanderson), the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marquess of Lansdowne), and 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. .

The volume includes a divider which gives the year that the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references contained in it arranged by year. This divider is placed at the front of the volume.

The volume also contains the translation of a Turkish press article.

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1 volume (425 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the inside front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 428; 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. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

Condition: the spine is detached from the volume and preserved in a polyester sheet, on folio 427.

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File 160/1903 'Persian Gulf: El Katr; appointment of Turkish Mudirs; question of Protectorate Treaty with El Katr' [‎28v] (61/860), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/4, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100026021679.0x00003e> [accessed 19 October 2019]

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