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'File II. IRAQ (3) Vol. 1 Shaikh of Kuwait's Date Gardens on the Shatt-al Arab. (Kuwait's relations with Turkish Govt. and Turkish demand that Kuwaitis should take out Turkish Nationality Certificates)' [‎41r] (82/636)

The record is made up of 1 volume (307 folios). It was created in 18 Sep 1904-10 Nov 1913. It was written in English and Arabic. 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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Vo. 6/J~ of 1909. . f}
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British Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. and Consulate-Ueneral,
aushire, * 7 JO!} karch 19C9.
From
Lajor F.Z. Cox,
Political h.esident 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. .
To
S.xi. Butler, Esquire, C.S.I.,
Secretary to the Government of India
In the Foreign Department,
CALCUTTA.
, -
Sir, r
I have the honour to refer to Ilajor i^nox*s letter Ko. 6
dated 4th January, a copy of which was forwarded with my letter
of 5th February to your address on the subject of the request of
3heixh iuUbarex for a loan. V;, ^
2. While in Calcutta I communicated to you the purport of
Consul Crow's telegram to me of Sth January (copy attached) and
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noted on it that GheiXh Mubarak would probably manage to get
^ round the registration difficulty by using a proxy and effecting
a “benami" transaction, if I may use an Indian term. I added that
pending further news from xvoweit no action seemed necessary.
3. On my return to headquarters, three furtlier reports from
Ro• 48 dated 27th January 1909. ( Major unox have been
t 55 M 1st February 1909. {
^ « 65 " 6th " 1909. } placed before me, dealing
^
qjUyTirwith the same subject, namely the activity of the new Wali of
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1 ^ 4 ^. Busreh in obliging ivoweitis to register as Ottoman subjects.
Copies of them accompany.
It is only to be expected that the Porte should object, as
the Persian Government does, to foreign nationalists possessing
landed

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Content

The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, and notes, relating to the:

  • Shaikh of Kuwait's date gardens on the Shatt al-`Arab
  • Turkish demand that Kuwaitis should take out Turkish Nationality Certificates
  • registration of Shaikh Mubarak's property at Faddaghiya
  • offer of a cash salary to Shaikh of Kuwait as Qaimaqam

The principal correspondents in the volume include the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Kuwait, Stuart George Knox; the Ruler of Kuwait, Shaikh Mubarak al Sabah; and 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 Turkish Arabia, John Gordon Lorimer.

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1 volume (307 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the volume.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 309; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located at the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 2-308; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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