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Coll 30/203 ‘Persian Gulf. Qatar – Proposed engagement of an “adviser on foreign affairs” by the sheikh.’ [‎5r] (11/29)

The record is made up of 1 file (12 folios). It was created in 12 Sep 1940-13 Nov 1941. 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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* sent under P*L*Ko«C/362 of 20/8/41
3. ; 6763
| 1941
would have just as much power and position as he VouliSt'have' If"
styled an "Adviser" and yet I do not see how we could reasonably
object to his employment so long as he behaved himself• The
Shaikh of Kuwait has employed a Syrian as his private secretary,
and though the example is not a fortunate one, it is a fact that
no one objected to his appointment and the ouestion was, in fact,
never raised*
7. Both Alban and I are on very good terms with Shaikh Abdullah
bin Jesim and I can assure Government that if he proposed to employ
any one whom I thought harmful to our interests in an undesirable
capacity I should find ways and means of preventing him from doing
so whatever the Treaty position might be. The Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. has been
somewhat out of touch with this Shaikh for some time past and
I hope that with the arrival of the cold weather, Alban will be
able to visit him more frequently and that we shall have a better
idea of what Is going on in his mind. The increasing importance
of Qatar fully justifies more time being paid tc this out of the
way but not unimportant State,
*
I am sending a copy of this letter to Peel.
Yours sincerely,
Sd.C.G.PPIOR

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The file contains papers relating to suspicions that Shaikh Abdullah bin Qasim al Thani [Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī], Ruler of Qatar, desired to obtain an Iraqi adviser on foreign affairs, and objections to this by the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. 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. , 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. , and the Foreign Office.

The correspondents are as follows: the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. 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. ; 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 Foreign Office; and the Government of India External Affairs Department.

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

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1 file (12 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 inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 13; 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.

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Coll 30/203 ‘Persian Gulf. Qatar – Proposed engagement of an “adviser on foreign affairs” by the sheikh.’ [‎5r] (11/29), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3943, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100069985586.0x00000e> [accessed 23 August 2019]

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