Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [168r] (335/635)
The record is made up of 1 file (314 folios). It was created in 18 Jul 1935-8 Jun 1935. 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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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA.
EXPRE SS LETTER (AIR MAIL)t ~~~~ J
LN.B. This is an ORIGINAL message sent by AIR MAIL which provides a means of communication moi'c
expeditious than the ordinary mail and is cheaj>er than the telegraph. It is intended to be treated,
on receipt, with the same expedition as if it had been teleraphed. To save time and to obviate
formalities tt is drafted in the form of a telegram. It is authenticated by the signature of a
responsible officer of the Department.]
B ahrai n
13 th June
Reference correspondence ending with your telegram No*
193 dated the 20th May 1938, regarding the draft Qatar Order
2* I enclose herewith a copy of the English portion of my
letter No* C/333 dated the 21st May 1938 addressed to the Shaikh
of Qatar on this subject, and also a translation of the reply which
I have now received from him*
3* The Shaikh's letter is very badly worded but it is suffi
cient to detennlne his acceptance of the points set out in my letter
to him, provided he receives some guarantee that Governments of
foreign countries over whose Moslem subjects the Shaikh will exer
cise jurisdiction will raise no objection against him and so on*
The Shaikh is in fact terrified of Ibn Baud as I have pointed out
in paragraph 3 of my Express letter No* C/112 dated the 8th February
1938 and in my Note of the 30th May 1938 on my visit to Dohah, a
copy of which has been sent to you under cover of my memorandum
No. C/376 dated the 11th JUne 1938*
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Correspondence, minute papers, and notes relating to the issue of The Qatar Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). , 1939. The correspondence is mostly between officials at the Foreign Office, 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. , 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 Government of India, Foreign and Political Department (later, External Affairs). The papers concern the discussion of the need for the order, its drafting, issue, and distribution, as well as its revision in 1939.
Correspondence with the Shaikh of Qatar, Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani [Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī], is also included and mostly relates to his wish for assurance of his jurisdiction over Muslim foreigners.
A copy of the order is found on folios 138-153. A copy of the Kuwait Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). is also included, for reference purposes (folios 271-86).
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The file is arranged in chronological order from the back to the front.
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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 317; 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. Two additional foliation sequences are also present in parallel between ff 2-103 and ff 104-316. These are also both written in pencil and located in the top right corner of each folio. The former have been circled and crossed out, the latter have not been circled.
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