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Coll 7/32 'Persian Gulf: supply of arms and ammunition to the Shaikh of Qatar' [‎8r] (15/167)

The record is made up of 1 file (82 folios). It was created in 9 May 1935-28 Aug 1939. 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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(3067^603) Wtl 1410/4142/16370 10000 6/38
Application Form A
Numbel and description of Enclosure forwarded with
• this application.
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APPLICATION FOR EXPORT LICENCE.
Attention is drawn to the Instructions appearing on the back of this form. Delay may be caused if these instructions
are not followed, if any of the questions below are not answered, or if the declaration is not signed. (See Instruction 8.) It
is reqj^ted that the form be filled in legibly, preferably typewritten.
This column is for
Official use only.
Licence
Checked by_
Applicant’s Reference No... 33(jLGQ». ... (See Instruction Z.) Date 3A/33*
(a) Full name and address of CONSIGNOR
(See Instruction 8.)
(b) If a registered dealer under the Firearn»
Act, 1937, give date and number of current
certificate ; and name of issuing authority.
b.5.A. vuiiS i.faat*!.,
&_cJLl Heath,
IX.
i&raix^iua City - cii.ee.
Ji/C/38.
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(c) Name and address of person or company to
whom the licence is to be sent.
(d) [1] Proposed date of despatch of goods.
[2] If the goods are to be despatched by
Parcel Post state Post Office of despatch.
(See Instruction 6.)
(e) Prospective port, and country in which situated,
to which the goods are to bo exported.
As abevo*
m of Liooi^ce.
[2] By Parnni Loabi.ifotttM
Ship.
-Post Office-
v utor. Via Faiiraia or i>ubai f
iorsaan Gulf*
(/) PULL NAME and POSTAL ADDRESS of
CONSIGNEE ABROAD.
Xhe Ruler of Qatar,
Qatar # Via Bahr&irx or DuBaij
Pereiaii Gulf*
The Instructions in paragraph 4 on the back of this form should be carefully observed when comple tin g this table.
Full Description of the Goods (including calibre, Ac.)
(9)
Quantity.
(See
Instruction
No. 4[d]).
Total F.O.B. Value.
If more than one
commodity, state
values separately.
.... 226 #303" bare *j4i*JU*. ,e xfiae*
•3o3 f ' boro Oartrid^jea •
^i,72J*13o*ia.
ih63.l7o.Gd,
J
Circulated to Foreign office and War Office.
Total
Total
£2,G13.1l0*3d,
7 herehy 1° the h** 1 m yJ :nowl ed?e and belief aU the particulars in this application are correctly stated, and I undertake
0 al tj this licence is granted to me it shall be used solely for the export of goods being my own property or the property of a
person, firm or company for whom I am authorised to act in this traJactioJ Zs the sole responsible re fresLative. ^iZmaZre
that any licence granted to me is issued on the condition that the Owner or Shipper of ths^eported goods^iUo required by the
HU> -¥ a ZZ ty S Cu8 J 0 ; n3 , a ™ i Excise, shall produce to them, within such time as th!y may allow, proof t thsir
satisfaction that the said goods were duly delivered to the consignee at the <lestination named in the licence I uruLiJke ifUiis
licence is granted to me to comply with this condition. ^ unaenaKe ij mis
fc.a.A. GUIS LJUUTisC*
Signed W.aF* .shauxH« hocrutorya
N.B.—This Form must be signed in accordance with Instruction 8.
If the signatory has been specially approved to sign applications on behalf of his firm, quote hero
Official No.
of the letter approving him for the purpose.
[OVER]

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Correspondence regarding requests from the Shaikh of Qatar ('Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī) to import arms and ammunition, under the terms of his 1916 treaty with Britain.

The correspondence documents attempts to convince the Shaikh to purchase British-manufactured arms and ammunition, on the grounds that, should an emergency situation arise, the Government of India would be in a better position to fulfil Qatari demands for ammunition and spare parts. The correspondence also discusses British concerns that the Shaikh intended to sell the imported arms, that arming Qatar would lead to tensions with Ibn Sa'ūd, and that Germany could increase their commercial and political influence in the region if the Shaikh equipped his army with German munitions. The file also includes a small quantity of correspondence with BSA Guns Limited, regarding orders for arms and ammunition and applications for the requisite export licences.

The primary correspondents are 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. Political Department, the Government of India Foreign and Political Department, 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. , 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, and the Air Officer Commanding British Forces in Iraq.

The file includes a divider which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the end of the correspondence (folio 2).

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1 file (82 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in rough chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 83; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. An external leather cover wraps around the documents; the inside front cover has been foliated as f 1.

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