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Coll 30/33 'Persian Gulf, Trucial Coast. Policy of H.M.G. List of Trucial Sheikhs' [‎123r] (245/818)

The record is made up of 1 file (407 folios). It was created in 27 May 1929-8 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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meant
as far as possible to bisect tbo eapty space between
the de facto limits of the t*c authorities, but which would
nevertheless mark the ultimate limits to which each authority
could legitimately be extended. It would necessarily be -
as any line in the desert must be - an artificial line. But
it should be so drawn wherever practicable as to proviue on
either side for as wide a space as possible of empty
, . , ~ n->-itpll v eivs the Air Ministry
territory which would i.noiu.enuci-Li«y &J-
the space "to turn round in" for which they had so often
pressed,
I'r. Rendel suggested that in fixing this line we should
be guided mainly by the new information now available as to
the areas predominantly wandered over by th~ -- uri a trib ,
i.e., the Hurra lira. Ke explained that none or cur
proteges had ever claimed to exercise any effective control
over the Hurra tribe, that His Majesty's Government had never
seriously challenged Ibn Baud’s claim to exercise suzerainty
over them and had acquiesced in Fuad Bey's contention that
the tribe was under Saudi suzerainty, and that in practice
it would be impossible to refuse to recognise Ibn Sauu s
claim to wells predominantly used by tnat tribe. If ““J - 3
criterion were adopted and we were to base any new
concessions on the latest information regarding the extent
of the Hurra Dira, it was now clear that His Majesty’s
Government must abandon their claim to the wells at Banaiyan,
and this concession might be important seeing the stxes^
which Fuad Eey had laid on the point m London. on the
other hand there were certain areas which rlis Majesty s
Government could not in any circumstances concede to Ibn
Saud. The first was the area actually coveren L,,
Anglo-Iranian Qatar oil concession. ,jlieikh
had, with the approval of His Majesty s Government

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This file contains correspondence between British officials regarding British Government policy on the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. . Specifically, this includes discussions concerning the possibility of appointing an Assistant 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. to the region, incorporating it into civil air routes and whether or not Britain should take more formal control of the area. The correspondence is primarily between officials at the Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in Bushire, the External Affairs Department of the Government of India, 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. , the Air Ministry and the Foreign Office.

In addition to correspondence, the file also contains the following:

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

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1 file (407 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 409; these numbers are written in pencil 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 additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 1-382; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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Coll 30/33 'Persian Gulf, Trucial Coast. Policy of H.M.G. List of Trucial Sheikhs' [‎123r] (245/818), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3747, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100057172199.0x00002e> [accessed 19 October 2019]

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