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File 160/1903 'Persian Gulf: El Katr; appointment of Turkish Mudirs; question of Protectorate Treaty with El Katr' [‎67r] (138/860)

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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No. 63, dated Bushire ; the 7th (received 19th) January 1909.
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(1) His Britannic Majesty’s Consul, Basrab, to
Resident, No. 16, dated 8th December 1908.
(2) Bahrein letter No. 669, dated 12th Decem
ber 1908.
From— Major P. Z. Cox, 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. ,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign Department.
In continuation of the correspondence ending with my letter No. 3460,
dated 8th December 1908, on the subject of Wakra affairs, I have the honour
to attach copies of later communications
received from His Britannic Majesty’s
Consul, Basrah, and the Head Clerk in
temporary charge of the Bahrein Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company.
respectively.
2. Major Prideaux, 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. , Bahrein, has since returned from leave,
and I have asked him to furnish a further report alter taking steps to assure
himself of the precise state of the relations at present existing between Sheikh
Jasim bin Thani and the inhabitants of Wakra.
3. He will also endeavour to induce Sheikh Esa to take steps to deter
tribesmen domiciled under his immediate protection at Bahrein from encourag
ing their kinsmen to intrigue with the Turkish authorities.
4. I have duly communicated to Mr. Crow the contents of the Head
Clerk’s report of 12th December 1908.
Basrah,
8th December 1908.
No. 16.
Sir,
In continuation of my despatch No. 15 of December 1st on the subject
of Wakra, I have the honour to transmit
Vali 248 - the translation of the Vali’s reply to my
Translation. letter of December 1st.
I have referred the correspondence on this subject to His Majesty’s
Ambassador before making further representations locally, as the Turkish
contention appears contrary to the understanding between His Majesty’s
Embassy and the Sublime Porte.
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I have the honour to be*
Sir,
Your most obedient, humble Servant,
E. E. CROW.
His Majesty’s Resident and Consul-General,
Bushire.
p. Your letter 3459, December 8th, has been received and duly noted ;
copy sent to Embassy.
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(Translation.)
11th December 1908.
Vali of Basrah No. 248, 24th November-7th December 1908.
Your letter No. 153 of December 1st, 1908, has been considered. I have
the honour to state that the reply sent you by the Vilayet No. 500 of 27th
September 1820—1904, was based on the report of the Mutasarnl of Nejd and

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Content

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.

Extent and format
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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