'File 3/1 I Seizure or Detention of Kuwait sailing craft by Persians'

IOR/R/15/5/170

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The record is made up of 1 volume (248 folios). It was created in 21 Dec 1932-21 Oct 1936. 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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This file relates to several cases of Kuwaiti sailing boats being seized or detained by the Persian authorities. The file consists mostly 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, and various British diplomatic officials. Most of the correspondence concerns the circumstances of the seizures and the nationalities of the crew members.

One particular case relates to a Kuwaiti dhow that was destined for Fao [Al Fāw] with a cargo of sugar and groceries, and was reportedly seized in the Shatt al Arab by Persian customs. The correspondence regarding this incident, which took place on 6 December 1932, is concerned with confirming the nationalities of the dhow's crew members and whether or not the dhow was seized in Persian or Iraqi waters. Another case involves the abduction of two Persian customs guards, who were taken by force to Kuwait on a Persian dhow carrying contraband sugar.

The principal correspondents in the file are the following:

The file includes a circular letter, distributed by 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, 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. and to the other Political Agents in the Gulf, which requests certain details (such as date, place, name and nationality of vessel) in all reports regarding seizures of dhows, in order to assist 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 his communications with the Persian Government.

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1 volume (248 folios)
Arrangement

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

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 250; 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. Two additional foliation sequences are also present in parallel between ff 3-248 and ff 6-247; 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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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/15/5/170
Former external reference(s)
Second Series: 3/1 I

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21 Dec 1932-21 Oct 1936 (CE, Gregorian)

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