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Coll 30/25 'Persian Gulf: Treaties and Agreements between H.M.G. and Arab Chiefs and Rulers; Supply of Copies to Ibn Saud and the Italian Govt.' [‎21r] (41/420)

The record is made up of 1 volume (208 folios). It was created in 1 Nov 1926-26 Apr 1938. It was written in English, Arabic and French. 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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Minute Paper.
Department.
Please see Teheran telegram of 30th September
No. 246 on P.Z. 6309/33. The treaties with the
rulers of the Arab Littoral of 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.
which were communicated to the idshciraR Government
in 1932 are set out in Foreign Office despatch No.
425 to Rome of 1932 on P.Z. 2691/32, flagged. We
have already (September 1928) officially communicated
to the Persians the text of our exclusive agreement
of 1892 with the Trucial Sheikhs. The provisions of
our agreement of 1899 with the Sheikh of Koweit were
mentioned to them at an earlier stage in 1925 (P.Z.2527/25 |
in connection with the Persian request to be permitted to
establish a Persian Consulate in the Sheikh f s territories
but the text does not appear to have been communicated.
2. Col. Loch is averse (see his telegram of 11th
October to communicating the treaties to the Persians
1
or discussing our position on the Arab Littoral at
all with them. I do not think there is any real
substance in his objections (which Colonel Fowle was
not inclined to take seriously). Admittedly the
Persians have not yet formally recognised the independent
status of the various Arab rulers, and it is indeed one
of the objects of our treaty negotiations to persuade
them to do so. On the other hand, particularly now that
the advent of the Persian Navy has given rise to a
series of incidents necessitating protests arising out
of our special treaty relations with the Arab Sheikhdoms,
there seems everything to be said for placing on record
at Teheran, particularly in response to a Persian
interest in the matter, the more important of our
engagements with the rulers concerned.
3. It would, I think, suffice at the same time

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This volume contains correspondence between British officials concerning a number of requests to be sent copies of various treaties agreed between Britain and rulers/states 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. .

In addition to this correspondence, the volume also contains copies of many of the treaties that are discussed (some of which are in both English and Arabic) as follows:

  • 'Exclusive Agreement of the Chief of Abu Dhabi with the British Government, dated the 6th March, 1892' (folio 53)
  • 'Agreement of 23rd January 1899 with Ruler of Kuwait' (folios 54-55)
  • 'Exclusive Agreeemnt of the Shaikh of Bahrein with the British Government, dated the 13th March, 1892' (folios 56)
  • 'Text of Treaty, dated November 3, 1916, and ratified on March, 23, 1918, with Sheikh Abdullah-bin-Jasim-bin-Thani of El Katr' (folios 57-60)
  • 'Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation Between Great Britain and Muscat - 1891. Signed at Muscat. March 19th - 1891. Ratifications were exchanged in 1892' (folios 61-74)
  • 'Agreement Regarding the Cession of Territory by the Sultan of Oman, Dated 20th March, 1891' (folio 75-76)
  • 'Extract from Treaty of Erzurum concluded between Persia and Turkey on May 31st, 1847' in French (folios 77-78)
  • 'Memorandum on Certain Aspects of the Situation 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. as between His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom, the Government of India, and the Persian Government' (folios 102-103)
  • 'Precis of the Treaties and Engagements between the British Government and the Chiefs of the Arabian Coast of 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. ' September 29 1928 (folios 106-108)
  • 'Memorandum on British Commitments to the Sheikh of Mavia' (folios 179-181)
  • 'Idrisi Treaty - Text of Treaty of April 30th, 1915' (folios 184-185)
  • 'Treaties and Agreements between the British Government and Certain Arab Rulers and Agreements Between the Said Rulers InterSe Affecting the British Government' Manager of India Press, Calcutta, 1926 (folios 186-210).

The volume includes a divider, which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the volume by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

Extent and format
1 volume (208 folios)
Arrangement

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

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 210; 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. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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English, Arabic and French in Latin and Arabic script
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Coll 30/25 'Persian Gulf: Treaties and Agreements between H.M.G. and Arab Chiefs and Rulers; Supply of Copies to Ibn Saud and the Italian Govt.' [‎21r] (41/420), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3739, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100056065166.0x00002a> [accessed 24 August 2019]

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