File 6499/1920 Pt 1-2 'Kuwait affairs'

IOR/L/PS/10/925

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The record is made up of 1 volume (177 folios). It was created in 1920-1926. 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.

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This volume contains two parts: IOR/L/PS/10/925/1 and IOR/L/PS/10/925/2.

IOR/L/PS/10/925/1 concerns the Kuwait-Nejd boundary dispute.

Correspondence discusses the arbitration of the British Government in the matter of the border of Kuwaiti territory under the Shaikh of Kuwait [Sālim bin Mubārak Āl Ṣabāḥ] with that of the Ruler of Nejd [Najd], Bin Saud [‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd, popularly known as Ibn Sa‘ūd]. Correspondents include: the Civil Commissioner, Baghdad; the High Commissioner, Mesopotamia; 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; 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. , Bahrain; the Deputy 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. , Bushire; Bin Saud; Shaikh Salim, Shaikh of Kuwait; and Abdullah al Mut'ab Al-Rashid, Shaikh of Jabal Shammar.

IOR/L/PS/10/925/2 concerns expenditure on the protection of Kuwait from attack by the Akhwan [Ikwhan], including costs incurred by the dispatch of the vessels and the share of expenditure to be borne by 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. and the Colonial Office.

Correspondents include: the High Commissioner, Iraq; the Senior Naval Officer, 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. ; officials of the Accountant General's Department; and the Financial Secretary, 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. .

Each part includes a divider which gives the subject and part numbers, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references contained in that part by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

Extent and format
1 volume (177 folios)
Arrangement

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

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 179; 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. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 2-177, these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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English in Latin script
Type
Archival file

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Original held at
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/L/PS/10/925
Former external reference(s)
P 6499/1920 Pt 1 P 6499/1920 Pt 2

History of this record

Date(s)
1920-1926 (CE, Gregorian)
Subjects
Boundaries
Places
Kuwait
People & organisations
Political Agent, Kuwait

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