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File 3208/1908 Pt 4 ‘Persian Gulf: acts of piracy by Ahmed bin Selman near Katif [Turkish discourtesy to commander of HMS “Lapwing” at Katif]’ [‎6r] (7/358)

The record is made up of 178 folios. It was created in 9 Mar 1901-12 Aug 1908. It was written in English and French. 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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ENCLOSURE TO W.8471 of 12th Aug. to 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.
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REPORTING PROCEEDINGS .
H.M.S. "Lapwing" at El Katif f
8th June 1908.
Sir,
With reference to your Sailing Orders dated
the 3rd June laQb, I have the honour to reportthat I
arrived at El Katif on Friday 5th June, and sent the
Interpreter to Katif, with the open letter from the Vali
of Basra to the Kaimmakam of El Katif.
2.- Arrangements were made for the Kaimmakam to come
on board the following forenoon, in his own boat, to
offer the apology ordered. He sent, by the Interpreter,
a written apology in Arabic, a translation of which is
attached.
3. - On Saturday forenoon (0th June), the Kaimmakam,
accompanied by the Captain of the Port, and the Military
Officer Commanding the forces round Katif, the former in
plain clothes, the two latter in uniform, sailed off to
the Ship in their own dhow, and called on me.
4. - The Kaimmakam seemed honestly to regret the
behaviour of the former officials of the Port, and hoped
there would be no re-occurrence in the future. He
rather insisted upon me returning his call, and I should
imagine, he was told to expect it, by orders from Constanti
nople, especially as he kept on mentioning that the Sultan
was very annoyed over the affair.
5. - The following day, I called on the Kaimmakam at
fhe Senior Naval Officer, his
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. Division,
H.M.S. "SPHINX.

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Part 4 contains correspondence relating to attacks against Bahrain pearling dhows, committed by members of the Beni Hajir tribe and led by an individual named Ahmed bin Selman, in the waters around Bahrain and the Turkish administered territories of Katif [Al-Qaṭīf] and El Katr [Qatar]. The part’s principal correspondents include: 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. at Bahrain (John Calcott Gaskin; Captain Francis Beville Prideaux); 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. (Major Percy Zachariah Cox); the British Ambassador at Constantinople [Istanbul] (Sir Walter Beaupre Townley); the Ambassador to the Court of the Sublime Porte of the Ottoman Empire (Sir Nicholas Roderick O’Conor).

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English and French in Latin script
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File 3208/1908 Pt 4 ‘Persian Gulf: acts of piracy by Ahmed bin Selman near Katif [Turkish discourtesy to commander of HMS “Lapwing” at Katif]’ [‎6r] (7/358), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/156/2, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100028917964.0x000011> [accessed 18 February 2020]

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