‘File 7/1 III Kuwait Order in Council and Jurisdiction over Foreigners’

IOR/R/15/5/295

Download PDF (35 MB)

Search within this record

The record is made up of 1 file (111 folios). It was created in 6 Feb 1935-20 Feb 1938. 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.

About this record

Content

The file is primarily concerned with the issue of King's Regulations to mandate specific penalties for breaches of air navigation regulations issued under the Bahrain, Kuwait, and Muscat Orders in Councils. The file therefore contains exchanges between British officials on the sort of penalties that should be enforced. Another related subject is the extent that the subjects of the Gulf states — in special treaty relations with Britain — are considered to be British Protected Persons at courts in Bahrain, Kuwait, and Muscat respectively; the answer to this question is summarised as part of an office notice on folio 98. Also discussed is the extent of the Kuwait 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. 's authority to solemnise Christian marriages in Kuwait (see folios 101-8) under the Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). .

The main correspondents in the file are as follows: the Kuwait 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. (Harold Richard Dickson and Gerald Simpson de Gaury); 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. 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. (Trenchard Craven William Fowle); the Foreign Department of the Government of India; and officials of 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 Foreign Office.

The Arabic language content consists of a few brief letters exchanged between the Kuwait 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 either the Shaikh of Kuwait or the Deputy Ruler of Kuwait, Shaikh Ahmad al-Jabir as-Sabah [Aḥmad al-Jābir Āl Ṣabāḥ] and Shaikh `Abdulla as-Salim as-Sabah respectively. It concerns the transmission of copies of new regulations and notifications of when they will come into force.

A copy of the Kuwait Air Navigation Regulation (1936) can be found on folio 85, while a draft copy titled Breach of Air Navigation Regulation dated 1935 can be found on folios 46-47; a list of regulations issued under the Kuwait Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). can be found on folio 90. A draft of the equivalent Muscat regulations can be found on folio 68.

The creation date range reflects the inclusion of enclosures of an earlier date than their respective covering letters. The main run of correspondence commences from 29 April 1935.

Extent and format
1 file (111 folios)
Arrangement

The file is arranged in chronological order from the front to the back of the file, the exceptions being enclosures which are often of an earlier date than their covering letters.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 113; 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 4-111; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

Written in
English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
Type
Archival file

Archive information for this record

Access & Reference

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
Access conditions

Unrestricted

Archive reference
IOR/R/15/5/295
Former external reference(s)
Second Series: File 7/1 III

History of this record

Date(s)
6 Feb 1935-20 Feb 1938 (CE, Gregorian)

Use and share this record

Share this record
Cite this record in your research

‘File 7/1 III Kuwait Order in Council and Jurisdiction over Foreigners’, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/5/295, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000831.0x00014a> [accessed 21 September 2019]

Link to this record
IIIF details

This record has a IIIF manifest available as follows. If you have a compatible viewer you can drag the icon to load it.https://www.qdl.qa/en/iiif/81055/vdc_100000000831.0x00014a/manifestOpen in Universal viewerOpen in Mirador viewerMore options for embedding images