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'File 73/7 IV (D 25) Anglo-Turkish Negotiations' [‎33r] (75/103)

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The record is made up of 1 file (42 folios). It was created in 3 Aug 1913-30 Nov 1913. It was written in English, French 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 Document is the Property of His Britannic Majesty's Government.]
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ASIATIC TURKEY AND ARABIA. [August 19.]
CONFIDENTIAL. Section 5.
[38417] No. 1.
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. to Foreign Office.—[Beceived August 10.)
Sir, 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. , August 18, 1913.
I AM directed by the Secretary of State for India to forward, for the information
of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, copy of the correspondence regarding the
attitude of the Sheikhs of Koweit and Mohammerah towards the stipulations of the
Anglo-Turkish Agreement that affect them.
The Marquess of Crewe concurs in the views of the Government of India, and
proposes, if Sir E. Grey approves, to instruct them accordingly.
The Government of India have been asked if they recommend that the honorary
rank of G.C.I.E. should be conferred upon the two Sheikhs, and, if they do, his Lordship
would propose to make the announcement simultaneously with the publication of the
Anglo-Turkish Agreements, the date of which I am to request may be communicated to
this Office in good time.
Sir E, Grey has already expressed to Sir P. Cox his appreciation of his successful
negotiations with the Sheikhs. Lord Crewe notes with satisfaction the services rendered
by the political officers at Koweit and Mohammerah.
I am, &c.
T. W. HOLDERNESS.
Enclosure 1 in No. 1.
LieutenantrColonx^l Sir P. Cox to hidia Office.
Sir, Bushire, July 13, 1913.
IN amplification of my telegram dated the 9th July, 1913, I have the honour to
forward, for the information of His Majesty's Secretary of State for India, a copy of the
communication which I have addressed to the Government of India reporting my
proceedings at Mohammerah in seeking compliance on the part of the Sheikhs of
Koweit and Mohammerah with our recommendations for their acceptance of the terms
and results of the Anglo-Turkish Convention, now on the point of completion.
I have, &c.
P. Z, COX, Lieutenant-Colonel, British Resident in
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. , and His Majesty's Consul
General for Fars, &c.
Enclosure 2 in No. 1.
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir P. Cox to Government of India.
(Confidential.)
Sir, Bushire, July 10, 1913.
IN continuation of my telegram of the 9th instant, I have the honour to report
in fuller detail what passed at my interviews with the Sheikhs of Koweit and Moham
merah in connection with the Anglo-Turkish Convention.
2. I arrived at Mohammerah in H.M.S. " Sphinx " on the evening of the 4th instant,
and was fortunate in finding Sheikh Mubarak still staying with the Sheikh of Moham
merah. Captain Shakespear, 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 Koweit, had also arranged to rendezvous
with me there.
3. On the morning of the 5th Major Haworth and I had a long interview with the
Sheikh of Mohammerah alone. We read him a translation of the agreement regarding
the frontier, as initialled, but described the course of it from its point of contact with
the Khaiyin to the sea, as indicated by the line shown in the map, in emendation of the
description given in the convention. Having to some extent forgotten the details of
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The file contains letters, telegrams, memorandums, and maps relating to Anglo-Turkish negotiations over the Baghdad Railway, the 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 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, William Shakespear, 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 Government of India, 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. in London, Louis Mallet, Under-secretary of State for Near and Middle Eastern Affairs, Arthur Trevor, 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 Bahrain, Shaikh Abdalla bin Jasim bin Thani [[Jāsim bin Muḥammad Āl Thānī], Chief of Katar [Qatar], the Government of India, Sheikh Khazal [Khaz‘al al-Ka‘bi], ruler of Mohammerah, Sheikh Mubarak al-Sabah, ruler of Kuwait, and the Foreign Office, in London.

The file contains drafts and counter-drafts of an agreement to be eventually signed by the British and the Ottoman Turks. Included is correspondence relating to Percy Cox's attempts to obtain Sheikh Khaz‘al's and Sheikh Mubarak's agreement to the draft agreement, and to concern over the status of Qatar, including the presence of the Turkish Garrison there.

Folio 27 is a list of the sons of Sheikh Jasim, the late ruler of Qatar.

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1 file (42 folios)
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The file is arranged chronologically.

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Foliation: The file is foliated from the front cover to the inside back cover, using circled pencil numbers in the top-right corner of recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. pages. There is an earlier foliation system that runs through the file, using pencil numbers in the top-right corner of recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. pages, as well as the top-left corner of any verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. pages bearing written or printed matter.The following anomalies occur: 1a, 11a.The following folios are foldouts: 19, 20, 26, 38, 42a.

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