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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.' [‎205r] (329/336)

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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In the meanwhile Muharak had written to the Sultan asking that he mi"-ht
be confirmed as Sheikh, declaring that he had not murdered his brother, and in
order to obtain influential support, he proceeded to wholesale bribery, bribino
amongst others the Mushir at Baghdad, to whom he gave several thousand
iras. The Puikish Government sequestered the property at Fao, but Mubarak
sent up armed men to Fao and took the date crops by force. " *
Sand then came on to beg that the British Government would give the
brothers their support declaring that his brother would unreservedly pllce him-
sell under British protection and would do everything the British Government
wished him to do He also begged me to use my good offices to induce Jamal
Maimeni, a British Indian merchant here, to rent the date garden at Fao, his
idea being that, if Jamal Ma.meni rented the garden, it would be incumbent on
t e British Government to see that his property was not interfered with in
any way.
.J. r epl . 1 ? d , that 1 7 0uId inform my superior authorities what
send kh S d ^ Said 40 me ’ and W0Ul11 m£ ° rm Um of au y repiy they might
1 f ’ he , ikh Saud where his uncle Tusuf-hin-Ibrahim was, and
he replied that he had no accurate information where he was, but he admitted
that his uncle had made the recent attack on Koweit, and that he had with him
seven buggalows and about 700 armed men.
The interview then ended.
Busrah,
The im July 1897. )
(Sd.) G. Eagan.

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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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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.' [‎205r] (329/336), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/262/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100026446595.0x00000f> [accessed 19 July 2024]

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