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Coll 30/18(1) 'Persian Gulf: Bahrein, Customs dues on goods in transit; attitude of Ibn Saud' [‎553r] (1110/1162)

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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Department
/
UVU OFFICE,
WHITEHALL,
LONDON, C.7/.1.
fV'June, 1920.
Uy dear Til gen,
Your despatch dated March 26th,
he. 1 063 0. forwarding copy of
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correspondence from the Political
Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Pahrain, relative to the
imposition by Chaik Isa of transit
dues on goods passing through his
territories, I am enclosing herewith,
^cr year information, copies of dra^t
clauses relating to Ports, Waterways,
and Rb i 1 ways, which have been inserted
in the Treaty of Peace with Turkey.
An international Convention, the clauses
of which will, it is expected, closely
approximate to the clauses of this
chapter, is under consideration, end
this fact may be of use to you in
dealing with the situation at Bahrain.
Yours sincere 1 v,
( 8 d.) J E SHUCKBUR'f

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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' [‎553r] (1110/1162), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3728, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100066005515.0x00006f> [accessed 21 October 2019]

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