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File 2182/1913 Pt 3 'Persian Gulf Katr Treaty' [‎19r] (46/254)

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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.


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In any further communication
on the subject, please quote
and address—
The Under-Secretary of State.
Foreign Office.
i/k f ^ j
Foreign Office:
February 7th, 1917.
In reply to your letter, P.163, of the 31st
ultimo, I am directed hy Mr. Secretary Balfour to
state that he concurs in the proposal of the Secretai^/
of State for India to authorise the Government of
India to ratify the Treaty signed with the Sheikh of
El Katr on the 3rd November last, and to express to
Sir P. Cox His Majesty T s Governments appreciation of
the skilful manner in which he has conducted the
negotiations for the conclusion of this Treaty.
I am,
Your most obedient,
humble Servant,
The Under Secretary of State,
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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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.

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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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File 2182/1913 Pt 3 'Persian Gulf Katr Treaty' [‎19r] (46/254), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/386, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 26 February 2020]

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