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Coll 30/18(1) 'Persian Gulf: Bahrein, Customs dues on goods in transit; attitude of Ibn Saud' [‎311r] (626/1162)

The record is made up of 1 volume (576 folios). It was created in 23 Apr 1920-31 Oct 1934. It was written in English and Arabic. 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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IT/DH.
( 69 groups )
473,
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From
(COPIES
CIRCULATED)
Government of India* Foreign
and Political Department, to
Secretary of State for India.
Dated New Delhi, 23rd January, 1933.
Received 9.45 a.m., 23rd January, 1933 .
208
mom .
£ggi^pklil^3,._ We also feel doubtful about
practicability of sxioptii^ line suggested in paragraph No* 6
of Resident-s telegram, which we consider open to following
j objections. Biretly, arrargements of 1920 regardiiig tranship-
p'!Qi<u dues at Bahrein were siad© with I bn Saud by our representative
on behalf of Bahrein and Dickson’s letter C/196 of July 14th,
refers to these arrangements as made under hie Government’s
orders. Saudi Government can ? therefore, reasonably refer
dispute to us ior settlements Secondly, Bahrein State, though
may be independent, is, under treaty, bound to enter into no
agreement or correspondence with any power other than British
Government, (vide exclusive agreement of March 13th, 1892, No.
-dii, Bahrein treaties quoted {? by, omitted) Aitchison)*
£gjqggr aph No» 4. We would, therefore, recommend that
attempt should be made to negotiate through His Majesty 7 s Minister
^ ^®dd.ah, permanent arrangements on lines of Bin Jiluwi'S letter
I ^ Ufle ’“dtn, 1932, it being understood that Bahrein Government
retain right to employ such measures as it thinks fit to
evasion of arrangements by direct consignment to mainland
n B hips which first touch at Bahrein*

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This volume contains correspondence between British officials regarding complications around the payment of transit fees to Bahrain (sometimes written as Bahrein in the file) by Saudi Arabia and its precursor states, the Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz (1926-1932) and the Sultanate of Nejd (1921-27). The correspondence also discusses relations between the two countries generally and the role of Britain.

The correspondence is between officials at 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. , Foreign Office, Board of Trade, British Legation in Jeddah, 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 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. and the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Bahrain. A limited amount of correspondence is also contained with non-British individuals including the Ruler of Bahrain, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, some of which is in Arabic (with English translations).

In addition to correspondence, the volume contains occasional extracts from Intelligence Reports compiled by the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Bahrain and the following documents:

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.

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1 volume (576 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 579; 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. The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the leading and ending flyleaves.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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Coll 30/18(1) 'Persian Gulf: Bahrein, Customs dues on goods in transit; attitude of Ibn Saud' [‎311r] (626/1162), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3728, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100066005513.0x00001b> [accessed 23 October 2019]

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