Letter written by Sheikh Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani to the British Resident
20th century
Object Name: Letter
Period: 20th century
Date: 1949-1974
Dimensions: 210 mm (H) x 210 mm (L)
Medium: paper
Registration Number: QNM.D.2019.0001.12
Following his father's abdication, the late Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani, Sheikh Ali bin Abdullah assumed the throne in the year 1949. This letter was written and sent by Sheikh Ali to the British Resident at the time, informing him that he has accepted being appointed as ruler of Qatar. The letter is dated August 20, 1949 (25 Shawwal 1368 AH).
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