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Coll 30/18(1) 'Persian Gulf: Bahrein, Customs dues on goods in transit; attitude of Ibn Saud' [‎552v] (1109/1162)

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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!• The papers are mainly concerned with the
methods of the Shaiki^of Bahrain regarding transit duties
taken on goods destined for the territories of Bin Baud.
2. The claim of Bhaik Isa is based on an impossible
interpretation of a paragraph in his Convention with
r . : . Gr., in which provision is made against the imposition
of export duty on goods which, having entered Bahrain and
v een c- eared, are subsequently exported. * The provision
'"as clearly net intended tc apply to goods in transit and
Vne case of Bhaik Isa cannot be defended,
a. The Bra ft Clauses relating to Ports, Waterways, etc,,
in the rn reaty with Turkey, are in accordance with a
convention which n eneral nance’s Ccmnittee is drafting for
the T eague and hope will be accepted internationally.
ay we forward /r> .C. as we have net the information officially)
ccrifs o" these clauses for the information of Sir A. Til son l
xt is possible that price at being brought into line with the
Treat Powers may afford a motive to Bhaik Isa to act rightly
in the present difficulty.
4. Please, see remarks on pages 29 and 2 ? on the effect
of their visit to Tondcn upon Bhaikh Abdullah and Jassim al
Chi raw!. Pay w e draw the attention of the foreign Office to
the dangers attendant upon visits of this kind? This Department
*
has consistently represented the view that Eastern potentates
visitinr Tendon are .likely either to return disgruntled or to
hc-n e oheir heacs turned and consider themselves too important
tc dealt with by their local political officers. The
cf^cus on the Bahrain delegation afford an apt illustration,
one r ay be of use when the proposal to invite Emir Abdullah
is awain put forward.

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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' [‎552v] (1109/1162), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3728, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100066005515.0x00006e> [accessed 14 November 2019]

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