'File 18/143 I (D 87) Service of Iraqi judicial documents in Kuwait'

IOR/R/15/1/309

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The record is made up of 1 volume (114 folios). It was created in 25 Apr 1930-6 Feb 1935. 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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The papers are mainly dated April 1930 - September 1931, with a few papers at the rear of the file dated January-February 1935. The file relates to the custom of serving summonses and other legal documents emanating from the Iraq courts on individuals residing in Kuwait (whether Iraqi subjects or Kuwaitis having property in Iraq). The papers are mainly in the form of correspondence between 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 [Lieutenant Colonel Harold Richard Patrick Dickson], who reports the views of the Sheikh of Kuwait [Sheikh Ahmad al-Jabir Al Sabah], the Secretariat of the High Commissioner for Iraq, which reports the views of the Government of Iraq, and the office of 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 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. . The file also includes discussion of a request by the Sheikh of Kuwait for the creation of a reciprocal arrangement for the service of judicial documents between the two states, and the issue of the charging by Kuwait of a fee of five rupees for the service of such documents. Dickson states in a letter, which raises the whole issue, to 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. dated 25 April 1930 that the 'Iraq Nationalist party appears bent on slowly but surely working for the gradual incorporation of Kuwait into Iraq, or at least bringing Kuwait under Iraq's influence'. Includes two letters in Arabic from the Sheikh of Kuwait.

Extent and format
1 volume (114 folios)
Arrangement

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

There is a short table of contents near the front of the volume (which lists just two topics), with page references.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the system in use starts at the first document in the volume, and continues through to the end of the file notes, which are the last document in the volume. The foliation system appears as a sequence written in pencil, enclosed within a circle, in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. Some text, in the form of a short table of contents, also appears on the sixth folio in from the front cover, in an area of the volume that has not been foliated. ff.38 and 43 need to be folded out to be read. Another foliation sequence, also written in pencil but not enclosed in a circle and numbered 45-89, also appears on ff.44-88 of the volume.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
Type
Archival file

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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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Unrestricted

Archive reference
IOR/R/15/1/309
Former external reference(s)
A Series: 18/143 I Confidential Series: D 87

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Date(s)
25 Apr 1930-6 Feb 1935 (CE, Gregorian)

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