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'File 18/68 I (D 114) Kuwait Order in Council' [‎154v] (323/534)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (264 folios). It was created in 6 Feb 1919-20 Dec 1928. 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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A copy of the iettar from the Foreign Office to the Colonial
Office of the 27th August, 1923, was forwarded to you by the mail
of 30th August, and it is observed that it was communicated by
you 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. 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. with your
letter of the 1st October, 1923, No.92-X. I am to request that
instructions may now be issued by the Government of India to 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, as desired by the Foreign Office, in
order that, when the necessity arises, steps may be taken to
ascertain the wishes of the foreign Government concerned in
regard to the exercise of juris tion over its subject 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). .
I am. Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
Sd. L »D. rYakely.
The Secretary to the Government of India,
Foreign and Political Department.
Copy
3 1170/768/91 • Foreign Office,
3.W.I.
3rd March, 1926.
Sir,
I am directed by Secretary Sir Austen Ghamberlain to
acknowledge the receipt of your letter No.^88 of February 17th
relative to the delegation by the Sheikh of Koweit of jurisdiction
over foreigners to His iiiiajesty f 3 Government in accordance with the
terms of the Koweit 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). , 1925.
2. I am to invite the Earl of Birkenhead's attention to my letter
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Wo. E 6423/3474/91 of August 27th, 1923, addressed to the Colonial
Office and sent in copy to your department. I am to suggest that
the substance of that letter should be communicated to the Political
Agent at Koweit, and that he should be warned that at present no
foreign Power has consented to the exercise of jurisdiction over
its

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Papers relating to the composition, drafting and publication of 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). , 1925 (His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1925). The volume includes papers relating to initial objections and subsequent agreement on the part of Sheikh Ahmad al-Jabir as-Subah [Sheikh Ahmad al-Jabir Al Sabah], the ruler of Kuwait, to the exercise by the representative of the British Government of jurisdiction over the subjects and protected persons of all non-Muslim foreign governments in Kuwait, including a letter of agreement from the Sheikh written in Arabic, November - December 1925; Rules of Court relating to fees, October 1926; papers relating to the registration of British subjects in Kuwait, November 1925 - December 1926; and papers relating to the regularisation of the position of American missionaries in Kuwait, so that, if the need arose, they would be entitled to British protection, February - December 1928.

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1 volume (264 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximately chronological order from the front to the rear of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation system in use commences on the title page and continues to the last folio that bears any text (seven folios from the end of the volume). The sequence appears written in pencil, enclosed in a circle, in the top right hand recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. Foliation anomalies: folio 1 is followed by folios 1A, 1B and 1C. Folio 186 needs to be folded out in order to be read. A second sequence also appears, again written in pencil in the top right hand corner of most of the folios, but not enclosed within a circle. This appears to start at [3] on folio 4 and continues to 287 on folio 254. This sequence marks all pages bearing text.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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