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'A Collection of Treaties and Engagements relating to the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman in force up to the End of 1953' [‎9r] (17/92)

The record is made up of 1 volume (44 folios). It was created in c 1954. 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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15
PART II
KUWAIT
No. 1
Exclusive Agreement, dated January 23, 1899
Praise be to God alone (lit. in the name of God Almighty (" Bissim Illah Ta'alah
Shanuho ")—
The object of writing this lawful and honourable bond is that it is hereby
covenanted and agreed between Lieutenant-Colonel Malcolm John Meade, I.S.C.,
Her Britannic Majesty's 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. , on behalf of the British Government
on the one part, and Sheikh Mubarak-bin-Sheikh Subah, Sheikh of Koweit, on
the other part, that the said Sheikh Mubarak-bin-Sheikh Subah of his own free
will and desire does hereby pledge and bind himself, his heirs and successors not
to receive the Agent or Representative of any Power or Government at Koweit,
or at any other place within the limits of his territory, without the previous sanction
of the British Government; and he further binds himself, his heirs and successors
not to cede, sell, lease, mortgage, or give for occupation or for any other purpose
any portion of his territory to the Government or subjects of any other Power
without the previous consent of Her Majesty's Government for these purposes.
This engagement also to extend to any portion of the territory of the said Sheikh
Mubarak, which may now be in the possession of the subjects of any other
Government.
In token of the conclusion of this lawful and honourable bond, Lieutenant-
Colonel Malcolm John Meade, I.S.C., Her Britannic Majesty's 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. , and Sheikh Mubarak-bin-Sheikh Subah, the former on behalf
of the British Government and the latter on behalf of himself, his heirs and suc
cessors do each, in the presence of witnesses, affix their signatures on this, the
tenth day of Ramazan 1316, corresponding with the twenty-third day of January
1899.
M. J. Meade, Mubarak-al-Subah.
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. .
Witnesses:
E. Wickham Hore, Capt., I.M.S. Muhammad Rahim bin Abdul
J. Calcott Gaskin. Nebi Saffer.
No. 2
Agreement for the Prohibition of Traffic in Arms.,
dated May 24, 1900
Agreement by Sheikh Mubarek-bin-Sabah, Chief of Koweit.
I agree to absolutely prohibit the importation of arms into Koweit or
exportation therefrom, and to enforce this I have issued a notification and
proclamation to all concerned.
Dated this 24th day of Moharrum 1318.
{24th day of May 1900.) ^ 3 HEIKH Mubarek-bin-Sabah.
No. 3
Post Office Agreement, dated February 28, 1904
Translated purport of an undertaking given by Sheikh Mubarek of Koweit
As the British Government has agreed in accordance with my desire and for
the benefit of traders to establish a post office at Koweit, I on my part agree not
to allow the establishment here of a post office by any other Government. I
accordingly write this undertaking on behalf of myself and my successors.
Koweit ; Seal of Shfikh Mubarek-el-Sabah.
The llth Zil Ha] 1321.
{The 28th February 1904.)

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Content

The volume consists of the following Foreign Office document: 19127, marked 'For Official Use only'.

The volume is divided into sections containing transcripts of treaties and engagements relating to Bahrain; Kuwait; Qatar; Trucial States; Muscat; and miscellaneous. The earliest treaties recorded date from 1820.

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1 volume (44 folios)
Arrangement

There is a list of contents at the front of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 1 on the front cover and terminates at 45 on the back cover. These numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and can be found in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. An original printed pagination sequence is also present in the volume. Foliation anomaly: ff. 10, 10A. The following folio needs to be folded out: f. 39.

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