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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.' [‎195r] (309/336)

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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FOREIGN OFFICE,
August 16, 1911.
Immediate and Confidential.
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Sir,
A request has been made by the Turkish
ambassador, under instructions from his Government,
that he may be furnished with copies of the agree-
-ments with the Trucial Chiefs, and the Sheikhs of
Bahrein and Kovveit, to which reference is made in
the memorandum communicated to His Excellency on the
29th ultimo.
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As the agreements with the Trucial Chiefs
and the Sheikh of Bahrein have already been published,
Sir Edward Grey assumes that there would be no objects
-ion to communicating them to the Ottoman Government,
and, ii this is so, I am to request that your Depart-
-ment will be so good as to furnish, for this purnose,
copies of the documents in question in a convenient
form.
With regard to the agreements with the Sheikh
of Koweit, Sir E. Grey would be glad to know the
views of Lord Crewe as to what portions of them
should be communicated to the Turkish Government.
He presumes that it would not be convenient to
divulge e.g. the annual payment on account of the
lease of land to His Majesty’s Government.
It is also a matter for consideration whether
it
The Under-Secretary of State for India.
Q .17 /
a.

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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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