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File 160/1903 'Persian Gulf: El Katr; appointment of Turkish Mudirs; question of Protectorate Treaty with El Katr' [‎67v] (139/860)

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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contained the truth, that he had informed Abdul Rahman Tani through the
Kaimmakam of Katr that he did not recognise him as Mudir at Wakra and that
the Nahie of Wakra belonged to the Caza of Katr, depended on the Ottoman
Sandjak of Nejd and that the population were Ottoman subjects.
L. & S. VALI.
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No. 669, dated Bahrein, the 12th December 190b.
From—D. X. Lobo, Esq., Head Clerk, Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Bahrein (in charge current
duties), i
To—The First Assistant Resident, Bushire.
With reference to my letter No. 654. dated the 3rd December 1908,1 have
the honour to report that during his stay in Manama 3 members of the A1 bu
Ainain tribe of Wakra, Katar, visited Mahir Pasha, Mutasarrif of Hasa and
informed him that their tribe had arrived at an amicable and satisfactory
settlement with Sheikh Jasim bin Thani and that they had no fears now of
being further molested by the Maadhidh tribe. The Mutasarrif replied that he
was very glad to hear that the tribe had amicably settled with the bin Thani
family and that the settlement was acceptable to him. He also informed them
that henceforth the tribe was under Turkish protection and told them that
if they are again oppressed by the bin Thani family they should at once report
the matter to him in Hasa to enable him to take prompt action against the
oppressors.
He gave a letter to the visitors for their headman to the above effect.
From the above interview it is generally inferred that the A1 bu Ainain
are not now anxious for the establishment of a Turkish military post in
Wakra and likewise that the Mutasarrif will not at present press the matter
any further.
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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.

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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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