'File 73/7 V (D 38) Status of Kuwait, Anglo-Turkish Convention'

IOR/R/15/1/615

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The record is made up of 1 volume (104 folios). It was created in 3 Jan 1914-16 Jul 1919. It was written in English and French. 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 volume contains letters, telegrams, maps, and newspaper cuttings relating to Anglo-Turkish negotiations over the Baghdad Railway, status of Kuwait, and other 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. matters. The correspondence is between Lionel Haworth, British Consul for Arabistan, Percy Cox, 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. at Bushire (later Stuart Knox as acting 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. ), the Government of India, Henry Babington Smith, President of the National Bank of Turkey, Louis Mallet, British Ambassador to Turkey, the British Consulate at Adana, Hugh O'Beirne, Counsellor to the British Embassy in Russia, Richard von Kühlmann, Councillor of the German Embassy in London, Edward Grey, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, the 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. , the Board of Trade, William Grey, 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. at Kuwait, the British Consulate at Basra, Arnold Wilson, Civil Commissioner in Iraq, and Ibn Sa‘ud, ruler of Najd and its dependencies. Some of the correspondence comes as enclosures.

The documents relate to the latter stages of negotiations and partly consist of drafts and counter-drafts of the eventual agreement, which was never ratified because of the outbreak of the First World War. They also reflect Britain's involvement in the agreement between the Ottoman Turks and the Baghdad Railway Company. Also covered is a discussion about what to do in case of Sheikh Mubarak of Kuwait's sudden death and territorial claims made by Ibn Sa‘ud on what may be Kuwaiti land.

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1 volume (104 folios)
Arrangement

The volume is arranged chronologically. At the beginning (folio 1c) is a subject index, arranged alphabetically. The numbering refers to the folio.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: The volume has been foliated from the front cover to the inside back cover, using pencil numbers positioning in the top-right corner of recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. pages. One document (folios 7-34) is an extract from a printed item that has its own internal pagination system, running from 125-179, before continuing from 180-205 (folios 38-50). The following foliation anomalies occur: 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 52a, 59a. There is one foldout in the volume, at folio 2.

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English and French in Latin script
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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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IOR/R/15/1/615
Former external reference(s)
A Series: 73/7 V Confidential Series: D 38

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3 Jan 1914-16 Jul 1919 (CE, Gregorian)

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