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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.' [‎171v] (342/420)

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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Article 5.
His Britannic Majesty recognises the national (Hejazi or Nejdi) status of all
subjects of His Majesty the King of the Hejaz and of Nejd and its Dependencies
may at any time be within the territories of His Britannic Majesty or territories under
the protection of His Britannic Majesty.
Similarly, His Majesty the King of the Hejaz and of Nejd and its Dependencies
recognises the national (British) status of all subjects of His Britannic Majesty and ofjj^£ v
all persons enjoying the protection of His Britannic Majesty who may at any tune be
within the territories of His Majesty the King of the Hejaz and of Nejd and its
Dependencies ; it being understood that the principles of international law in force
between independent Governments shall be respected.
Article 6.
His Majesty the King of the Hejaz and of Nejd and its Dependencies undertakes
to maintain friendly and peaceful relations with the territories of Kuwait and Bahrain,
and with the Sheikhs of Qatar and the Oman Coast, who are in special treaty relations
with His Britannic Majesty’s Government.
Article 7.
His Majesty the King of the Hejaz and of Nejd and its Dependencies^ undertakes
to co-operate by all the means at his disposal with His Britannic Majesty in the
suppression of the slave trade.
Article 8.
The present treaty shall be ratified by each of the high contracting parties and
the ratifications exchanged as soon as possible. It shall come into force on the day of
the exchange of ratifications and shall be binding during seven years from that date.
In case neither of the high contracting parties shall have given notice to the other six
months before the expiration of the said period of seven years of his intention to
terminate the treaty it shall remain in force and shall not be held to have terminated
until the expiration of six months from the date on which either of the parties shall
have given notice of the termination to other party.
Article 9.
The treaty concluded between His Britannic Majesty and His Majesty the King
of the Hejaz and of Nejd and its Dependencies (then Ruler of Nejd and its then
Dependencies) on the 26th December, 1915, shall cease to have effect as from the date
on which the present treaty is ratified.
Article 10.
The present treaty has been drawn up in English and Arabic, Both texts shall
be of equal validity ; but in case of divergence in the interpretation of any part of the
treaty the 1 English text shall prevail.
Article 11.
The present treaty shall be known as the Treaty of Jedda.
Signed at Jedda on
Qa’da 1345).
Friday, the 20th May, 1927 (corresponding to the 18th Zul-
GILBERT FALKINGHAM CLAYTON.
FAISAL ABDUL-AZIZ AL SAUD.

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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.' [‎171v] (342/420), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3739, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100056065167.0x00008f> [accessed 22 August 2019]

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