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File 1247/1912 Pt 1 'Turkey:- Communication to Turkish Govt of agreement between Gt. Britain and Koweit, Bahrein & Trucial Chiefs. Decorations for Sheiks of Koweit, Mohammerah & Bahrein in connection with Anglo-Turkish Convention.' [‎115r] (149/336)

The record is made up of 123 folios. It was created in 19 Oct 1896-24 Sep 1913. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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Government, and the latter on behalf of himself, his heirs and successors, do each, in
the presence of witnesses, affix their signatures, on this the 10th day of Ramazan, 1316,
oorresponding with the 23rd day of January, 1899.
s 1 (L.S.) M. J. MEADE,
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 The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. .
(L. S.) MUB AR AK-EL-SUB AH.
Witnesses:
(L.S.) E. Wickham Hore, Captain, I.M.S.
(L.S.) J. Calcott Gaskin.
(L.S.) Muhammad Bahim-bin-Abdul Nebi Saffer.
Annexe II.
Agreement by Sheikh Mubarek-bin-Subah, Chief of Koweit.
(Translation.) . • .l tv ~
I AGREE to absolutely prohibit the importation of arms into Koweit or
exportation therefrom, and to enforce this I have issued a notification and proclamation
to all concerned.
Dated this 24th day of Moharrum, 1318 (24th day of May, 1900).
(Seal of Sheikh Mubarek-el-Subah.)
Annexe III.
Postal Agreement of February 28, 1904, with the Sheikh of Koweit.
( Tra AS the British Government has agreed, in accordance with my desire and for the
benefit of traders, to establish a post-office at Koweit, I, on my part, agree not to allow
the establishment here of a postoffice by any other Government I accordingly write
this undertaking on behalf of myself and my succ^ors.^ Mubaxek . el . Subah .)
Koweit, the 11th Zil Ida], 1321
(February 28, 1904).
Annexe IV.
Sir Edward Grey to Tewfik Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. .
Your TTio-hness Foreign Office, October 24, 1911.
IN compliance with the request which, under instructions from your Government,
you were good enough to make to me on the 16th ultimo I have the honour to transmit
to you herewith copies of the agreements concluded by His Majesty s Governmen
with Hie Trucial chiefs of Ommi and the Sheikhs of Bahrem and Koweit, o which
reference is made in the memorandum communicated to your Highness on the -
JUly With respect to these agreements His Majesty’s Government have the following
observations to make :—
As regards No. 1, His Majesty’s Government have informed the Sheikh of Koweit
that to iong as he a^d his heirs and successors act up to their obligations under the
^eernent"^ Majesty’s Government undertake to support them and accord them
their good offices. His Majesty’s Government reserve to themselves the ngr
interpret that term at their discretion. . , ou 'm ot
His Majesty’s Government hold, moreover, a lease of Lind from the btieik
K0W As regards No. 4, His Majesty’s Government take occasion to remind the Sublime
Porte that British rights in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. and on the coast res no mere y^on
[2985 ff —5]

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The correspondence relates to the Anglo-Turkish Convention and assistance provided by the Shaikhs of Koweit [Kuwait] and Mahommerah [Khorramshahr] in the negotiation process, which results in the decision to bestow the award of KCSI (Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India) on both Shaikhs.

Also discussed are:

  • the negotiations between the Ottoman Government and the Bagdad Railway Company;
  • a request by the Turkish Government for copies of agreements and conventions made by the British Government with Koweit, Bahrein [Bahrain] and the Trucial Chiefs;
  • the decision to also bestow honours of a CSI (Companion of the Order of the Star of India) on Shaikh of Bahrein and CIE (Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire) on Haji Rais, trusted confident and adviser to the Shaikh of Mahommerah.

The principal correspondents include the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Sir Edward Grey), the Secretary of State for India (Viscount Morley of Blackburn, Lord George F Hamilton, and Lord Crewe), the Viceroy of India (Lord Curzon, Earl of Minto), 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 The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. (Percy Zachariah Cox), the Foreign Secretary to the Government of India (Arthur Henry McMahon), and representatives of the Foreign Office.

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Foliation: The foliation sequence for this description commences at f 86, and terminates at f 208, as part of a larger physical volume; 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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