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File 1247/1912 Pt 1 'Turkey:- Communication to Turkish Govt of agreement between Gt. Britain and Koweit, Bahrein & Trucial Chiefs. Decorations for Sheiks of Koweit, Mohammerah & Bahrein in connection with Anglo-Turkish Convention.' [‎147r] (213/336)

The record is made up of 123 folios. It was created in 19 Oct 1896-24 Sep 1913. 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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All slaves that come into my territories I seize according to the terms of the treaty,
and make over to the Government agent.
The Government agent has no doubt informed you that I seized the slaves that
were brought to my territories in a British vessel, and made them over to the agent.
I You may rest assured that I shall carry into effect whatever the Government may
desire, and am always happy to receive your commands.
( 20 .)
Translated Purport of a Letter from Sheikh Zayed-bin-Khaleefa, Chief of Ahoo
Dhebbee, to Acting Resident, 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. , dated the hth Mohurrum, 1290
(March 5, 1873).
Be it known to you that I received a letter from Colonel Belly, resident 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. , in regard to the treaty about importation of slaves.
This treaty exists intact, and I am always careful to see that it is not infringed.
( 21 .)
Exclusive Agreement of the Chief of Abu Dthabi with the British Government,
dated March 6, 1892.
I, Zaeed-bin-Khalifah, Chief of Abu Dthabi, in the presence of Lieutenant-Colonel
A. C. Talbot, 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. , do hereby solemnly bind
myself and agree, on behalf of myself, my heirs, and successors, to the following
conditions, viz. :—
1. That I will on no account enter into any agreement or correspondence with any
Power other than the British Government.
2. That without the assent of the British Government I will not consent to the
residence within my territory of the agent of any other Government.
3. That I will on no account cede, sell, mortgage, or otherwise give for occupation
any part of my territory save to the British Government.
Dated Abu Dthabi, the 6th March, 1892, corresponding to the 5th Shaaban, 1309
Hiiri. .
(Signature of Zaeed-bin-Khalifa, Chief of Ahu Dthabi.)
A. C. Talbot, Lieutenant-Colonel,
Resident 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. .
LANSDOWNE,
Viceroy and Governor-General of India.
Ratified by his Excellency the Viceroy and Governor-General of India at Simla on
the 12th day of May, 1892.
H. M. Durand,
Secretary to the Government of
India, Foreign Department.
(The agreements signed by the other trucial sheikhs, viz., the Chiefs of Dabai,
Ajman, Shargah, Ras-ul-Khima, and Umm-ul-Gawrain, the first three dated the 7th and
the last two the 8th March, 1892, are identical in form.)

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The correspondence relates to the Anglo-Turkish Convention and assistance provided by the Shaikhs of Koweit [Kuwait] and Mahommerah [Khorramshahr] in the negotiation process, which results in the decision to bestow the award of KCSI (Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India) on both Shaikhs.

Also discussed are:

  • the negotiations between the Ottoman Government and the Bagdad Railway Company;
  • a request by the Turkish Government for copies of agreements and conventions made by the British Government with Koweit, Bahrein [Bahrain] and the Trucial Chiefs;
  • the decision to also bestow honours of a CSI (Companion of the Order of the Star of India) on Shaikh of Bahrein and CIE (Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire) on Haji Rais, trusted confident and adviser to the Shaikh of Mahommerah.

The principal correspondents include the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Sir Edward Grey), the Secretary of State for India (Viscount Morley of Blackburn, Lord George F Hamilton, and Lord Crewe), the Viceroy of India (Lord Curzon, Earl of Minto), the 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. (Percy Zachariah Cox), the Foreign Secretary to the Government of India (Arthur Henry McMahon), and representatives of the Foreign Office.

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Foliation: The foliation sequence for this description commences at f 86, and terminates at f 208, as part of a larger physical volume; 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.

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File 1247/1912 Pt 1 'Turkey:- Communication to Turkish Govt of agreement between Gt. Britain and Koweit, Bahrein & Trucial Chiefs. Decorations for Sheiks of Koweit, Mohammerah & Bahrein in connection with Anglo-Turkish Convention.' [‎147r] (213/336), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/262/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100026446594.0x000063> [accessed 22 October 2019]

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