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File 2182/1913 Pt 3 'Persian Gulf Katr Treaty' [‎15v] (39/254)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (122 folios). It was created in 22 Jun 1913-11 Sep 1918. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .


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The Customs dues on the goods of British merchants imported to Qatar
shall not exceed those levied from my own subjects on their goods and shall
in no case exceed five per cent, ad valorem, British goods shall be liable to
the payment of no other dues or taxes of any other kind whatsoever, beyond
that already specified.
I, Shaikh Abcjullah, further, in particular, undertake to allow British
subjects to reside in Qatar for trade and to protect their lives and property.
I also undertake to receive, should the British Government deem it advis
able, an Agent from the British Government, who shall remain at A1 Bidaa
for the transaction of such business as the British Government may have with
me and to watch over the interests of British traders, residing: at mv oorts or
Visiting them upon their lawful occasions. ^
Further, I undertake to allow the establishment of a British Post Office
and a Telegraph installation anywhere in my territory whenever the British
Government should hereafter desire them. I also undertake to protect them
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T „ o ^ 0 thel 1 r Pp rt ’ the Hl s h British Government, in consideration of these
nrnfe^™ D l/™ Sag T en l S 1 have eDte red into with them, undertake to
protect me and my subject and territory from ail aggression by sea and to do
their utmost to exact reparation for all injuries that I, or my subiects mav
suffer when proceeding to sea upon our lawful occasions. F J > /
be assailed by°land < withirf the Soriro/oatf T ’ 1 M ^
eve^Tof 00 ^ ) that this . obli S ation rests npm the British Gwernment onlyT/the
event of such aggression whether by land or sea, being unZvoked hv anv
act or aggression on the part of myself or my subjects againsf others 7 7
in the^S Gurind L rtha1kh C AbdZlfh P °“ ^ent
respectively signed and affixed our • JaSl , m , bin Tbani > baTe
copies, thereof. ‘ ' ur sea ^ to original document and four
Dated 6th Moharram 1336, corresponding to 3rd November 1916.
(Signed and sealed) ABDULLAH BIN .T A S T AT .
P. Z. COX, Major- General,
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 The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. ,
(Signed) C[HELMSFORD],
Viceroy and Governor-General of India,
Council at Delhi on the^Z'^y of^March 2 I1< ^ G ° ver “" r ' Gen 'r ral of India in
^nd eighteen. 7 01 Marob A - °ne thousand nine hundred

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This volume contains part 3 of the subject 'Persia Gulf'. It concerns a treaty between Britain and El Katr (also spelled Katar in the file) [Qatar].

In a copy of a telegram to the Secretary of State for India, dated 13 August 1913, the Viceroy of India acknowledges the former's wish to negotiate a treaty as soon as Britain's convention with the Turkish government comes into force [the Anglo-Ottoman Convention of 1913, which was never ratified]. However, the Viceroy suggests that, following the recent death of Shaikh Jasim [Shaikh Jāsim bin Muḥammad Āl Thānī, Ruler of Qatar], any action should be deferred until his successor, Shaikh Abdullah [Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī], has established himself as ruler.

The volume contains the following:

The volume features the following principal correspondents:

The part includes a divider that gives the subject and part number, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references contained in the part by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

Extent and format
1 volume (122 folios)

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

The subject 2182 (Persia Gulf) consists of 8 volumes: IOR/L/PS/10/384-391. The volumes are divided into 12 parts with part 1 comprising the first volume, part 2 comprising the second volume, part 3 comprising the third volume, parts 4-5 comprising the fourth volume, part 6 comprising the fifth volume, parts 7-8 comprising the sixth volume, parts 9-10 comprising the seventh volume, and parts 11-12 comprising the eighth volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 121; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located at the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the one leading flyleaf.

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