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File 160/1903 'Persian Gulf: El Katr; appointment of Turkish Mudirs; question of Protectorate Treaty with El Katr' [‎69r] (142/860)

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. 3460, dated Bushire, the 8th (received 22nd) December 1908 (Confidential),
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 my letter
d) Resident to Head Clerk, Bahrein, letter
No. 3370, dated the 29th November 1908.
(2) Consul, Basrah, to Resident, letter No. 15,
dated the 1st December 1908.
(3) Bahrein Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. letter No. 654, dated the 3rd
December 1908.
(4) Resident to Consul, Basrah, letter No.
dated the 8th December 1908.
3459.
No. 5284, dated 18th November 1908,
regarding affairs at Wakra on the Katr
Coast, I have the honour to forward, for
the information of the Government of
India, copies of further correspondence
which has passed between the Bahrein
Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , His Majesty’s Consul, Basrahj
and myself, on the subject.
No. 3370, dated Bushire, the 29th November 1908.
From—M ajor 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 Head Clerk, Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Bahrein.
With reference to your letter No. 627,^ dated 14th
November 1908»
should you have'an opportunity of communicating again with Sheikh Shahm
bin Too, please inform liim casually as if from yourself it was a \nly his
fellow tribesmen did not wait and consult the 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. about t leir
difficulties; that the latter will he returning in a few days and wnl n ° d “" bt
he willing to use his efforts to bring about a satisfactory settlement between
Sheikh Jasim and the A1 bu Ainian of Wakra.
No. 15, dated Basrah, the 1st December 1908.
From F. E. Crow, Esq., His Britannic Majesty’s Consul at Hasrah,
To— Major P. Z. Cox, C.I.E., His Majesty’s Resident and Consul-General, Bushire.
With reference to your letter of the 17th ultimo, No. 3279, the Vali of Basrah,
in reply to my representations on the subject of the Wakra petitioners, informs
me that he has already received these people, that he had told the “
to apply to the Mutessarif of Hassa for assistance against Jassim bin Tham,
thathe had also written to the Mutessarif of Ha.sa on the subject and that,
should the said Jasim pay no heed, he would do what was necessary. Hi
Excellency further stated that these people were Ottoman subjects and
to his protection. As the Vali is new, I have had the position carefully explain
ed to him and told him that no interference will be allowed. I have also
addressed His Excellency a letter, copy enclosed, formally requesting him not
to assist the petitioners. I have also informed His Majesty s Ambassador of
the line adopted by the Vali. I have been unable to communicate with the
emissary Ahmed.
No. 153, dated the 1st December 1908.
From—F. E, Crow, Esq., His Britannic Majesty’s Consul, Basrah,
To—His Excellency the Wall of Basrah.
I am informed that certain people of the A1 bu Ainam, inhabitants of
Wakra™ the Katr Coast, have applied to Your Excellency for protection and
assistance. h to rem i n( l Your Excellency that His Majesty’s
Government do not recognise Turkish sovereignty on the El Katr peninsula
and that interference cannot be allowed there.

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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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