'El Katr, 1908-1916' [52v] (2/2)
The record is made up of 1 file (1 folio). It was created in 5 Sep 1928. 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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* G. of I. Desp. 2;
April 1'J 1918,
nr transfer of territory to other Powers, and the maintenance of relations with
foreign Powers already accepted by those Chiefs. In order to secure the
signature of the Sheikh, it was agreed that the articles of the treaty
(7 8 and 9 ) which related to the admission of British subjects to Kali tor
trading purposes and their protection while so engaged, the admission of
an Agent on behalf of His Majesty’s Government, and the establishment of
post and telegraph offices in Katr, should remain inoperative for the present,
■\vhile a minor concession was made in respect of the retention by the feheikh
and his dependents of negro slaves actually in their possession, on the
understanding that they would receive “fair and just treatment.”
7 . The one respect of importance in which the treaty went beyond the
normal type of Trucial treaty was that it contained an undertaking that the
good offices of His Majesty’s Government should be granted to the Sheikh
in the event of unprovoked aggression against him by land within the
territories of Katr (Article XI). The assurance in question did not, however,
in practice impose any very serious liability on His Majesty’s Government,
as was shown when a tentative appeal was made to it by the Sheikh in 1922
(see para. 9 of Memorandum on the Trucial Sheikhs, 1908-28, on page
8 . The treaty was ratified by the Governor-General of India in Council
on 28th March 1918. * The history of Katr from the date of its conclusion
is dealt with in the Memorandum on the Trucial Chiefs on page but it
may be recorded here that the position of its ruler was recognised on the
conclusion of the European War by the grant to him of the C.I.E. (3rd June
1919) and of a salute of seven guns—honours of which he is the only
recipient among the chiefs of the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. .
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. ,
5th September 1928.
J. G. L.
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Memorandum covering: the status and governance of El Katr [Qatar], relations with His Majesty's Government, and treaties with and affecting El Katr during the period 1908-28.
Written by John Gilbert Laithwaite of 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. .
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