Coll 30/107 'Koweit: Rules of succession in Koweit.'

IOR/L/PS/12/3830

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The record is made up of 1 file (59 folios). It was created in 25 Jan 1935-19 Feb 1948. 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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The file concerns the rules of succession for the rulers of Kuwait (also referred to as Koweit).

The papers cover: correspondence dated 1935 between 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 Charles Harry Clinton Pirie-Gordon of The Times concerning the article on Kuwait for the new edition of the Statesman's Year Book ; letter from Lieutenant-Colonel Harold Richard Patrick Dickson, 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, dated 14 February 1935, concerning the question of the appointment of an heir to the Shaikh of Kuwait; the question of the succession in view of the sudden and serious illness of the Shaikh of Kuwait [Aḥmad al-Jābir Āl Ṣabāḥ], May 1942; and an enquiry from the BBC concerning the locally-accepted date of the accession of the Shaikh of Kuwait, February 1948.

The papers also include copies of earlier correspondence dated 1913-21 relating to the succession in Kuwait at that period.

There are no papers in the file dated 1936-41 and 1944-47.

The file includes a divider, which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (59 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 61; 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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English in Latin script
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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/L/PS/12/3830
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Coll 30/107

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25 Jan 1935-19 Feb 1948 (CE, Gregorian)

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Coll 30/107 'Koweit: Rules of succession in Koweit.', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3830, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000648.0x00018e> [accessed 25 August 2019]

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