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File 2182/1913 Pt 3 'Persian Gulf Katr Treaty' [‎16r] (40/254)

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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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No. 1295-D.
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The Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
in the Foreign and Political Department,
The Hon’ble Lieutonant-Oolonel Sir ?. Z. Oos, K.G.S.I.,K.C.I.S,
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. , Basrah.
Dated Delhi, the 27th February 1917.
With reference to your letter No. T-15, dated the 4th November
1916, I am directed to inform you that the treaty concluded with
the Shaikh of Katr has been approved by His Majesty's Government.
2. With a view to final ratification, I am to forward here
with the text of the original treaty as signed by yourself and the
Shaikh of Katr, in original, together with three copies of the
English translation on parchment, and to request that you will
kindly have the original Arabic text g reproduced in the blank
margin of the parchment copies, which should then be signed by
yourself and the Shaikh of Katr and returned to this Department
for the signature of His Excellency the Viceroy. A copy ox the
treaty, as ratified, will be forwarded for record in your office,
and a copy will also be sent for the information of the Shaikh
of Katr.
3. I am to take this opportunity to convey to you an
expression of the appreciation of His Majesty's Government of the
skilful manner in which you have conducted these treaty
negotiations with the Shaikh of Katr*
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IF. N°- 18
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I have, etc.,
I Sd. Denys Bray,
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India.
Dated 2 fed 1917 j
Received 29 MAR 1917 ,

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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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