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File 160/1903 'Persian Gulf: El Katr; appointment of Turkish Mudirs; question of Protectorate Treaty with El Katr' [‎70v] (145/860)

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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Inclosure 3 in No. 1.
Consul Crow to Sir G. Lowther.
(No. 91.)
Sir, Bussorah, December 11, 1908.
IN continuation of my despatch No. 90 of the 8th instant, I have the honour to
transmit herewith a further communication on the subject of Wakra received from the
Bahrein Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , and forwarded to me by the British Resident at Bushire.
I have, &c.
(Signed) R. E. CROW.
Inclosure 4 m No. 1.
Mr. Lobo to First Assistant Resident, Bushire.
Sir, Bahrein, December 3, 1908.
IN continuation of my letter of the 14th November, I have the honour to report
that Ahmed-bin-Khatar Al-bu-Ainain has now returned from Bussorah.
It is believed that he has brought two letters from the Yali of Bussorah, one to the
address of the Turkish Commander of the Doha Garrison, with instructions to establish
a military post at Wakra for the protection of the Al-bu-Ainain tribe there, and the
other to the address of Sheikh Jasim-bin-Thani, contents of which are not yet known.
Further inquiries are being made into this matter to get at the real facts, and the
result will be communicated to you in due course.
Ahmed-bin-Khatar has since left for Jeddah on a pilgrimage.
I have, &c.
(Signed) D. X. LOBO, Head Clerk.
Inclosure 5 in No. 1.
Consul Crow to Sir G. Lowther.
(No. 3.)
Sir, Bussorah, January 15, 1909.
IN continuation of my despatch No. 91 of the 11th ultimo, I have the honour to
transmit herewith a further communication and inclosure on the subject of Wakra,
received from the British Resident at Bushire.
I have, &c.
(Signed) F. E. CROW.
Inclosure 6 in No. 1.
Major Cox to Consul Crow.
Sir, Bushire, January 7, 1908.
WITH reference to the correspondence regarding Wakra affairs, ending with your
letter dated the 8th December, 1908, 1 have the honour to forward, for your
information, a copy of a later report received from the Head Clerk in charge at
Bahrein.
Major Prideaux has since returned from leave, and will keep himself and me
informed of anything further that transpires locally.
I have, &c.
(Signed) P. Z. COX, Major,
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. .
Inclosure 7 in No. 1.
Mr. Lobo to First Assistant Resident, Bushire.
Sir, Bahrein, December 12, 1908.
WITH reference to my letter dated the 3rd December, 1908, I have the
honour to report that, during his stay in Manama three members of the Al-bu-Ainain
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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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