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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' [‎9v] (18/92)

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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16
No. 4
Agreement not to Grant Concessions for Fishing for Pearls or Sponges
to Foreigners, dated July 29, 1911
Translation of a letter, dated the 2nd Shaaban 1329, From Shaikh Mubarak-as-
Sabah, Ruler of Kuwait, to Captain W. H. I. 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. ,
Kuwait
After Compliments—
We have received with the hand of friendship your letter, dated the 2nd Shaaban
1329 = 29th July 1911, and in it you stated of a stranger who five years ago asked
from us a concession to take sponges and at the time we rejected his request
and that in this time came to you intimation from His Honour the Resident at
Bushire mentioning that in these days possibly will come people seeking their own
profit and from this profit will arrive loss to us and to our people and advising us
not to agree to them before asking for his (Resident's) opinion. I am exceedingly
grateful to the beloved of all (Resident) and as is known to Your Honour I do not
seek profit without your consultation in every circumstance and I will do nought
except it agree with your view and the view of the Precious Government. In the
expectation from Your Honour that you will re-assure him (Resident) and present
my thanks to him and may you be preserved.
Note .—For the terms of the letter to which the above is a reply see Item 8 {a)
Trucial States.
No. 5
Wireless Telegraph Agreement, dated July 26, 1912
Translation of a letter from His Excellency Shaikh Sir Mubarak-us-Subah,
K.C.I.E., Ruler of Kuwait, to Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Percy Cox, K.C.I.E.,
C.S.I., 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. , dated the 11th Shaaban
1330=26th July 1912.
I have had the pleasure to receive Your Honour's communication dated the
27th Rajab 1330 (13th July 1912) in which you have referred to the desire of the
High and Imperial Government to have the telegraph in our town of Kuwait
and (stated) that on Your Honour's return to Bushire, you found, as you expected,
final instructions from the High and Imperial Government to inform us of their
desire and to ask for our co-operation in this object and that the existence of the
telegraph will be a source of ease to the High Government and our people.
I have personally informed Your Honour when I had the pleasure of your
august interview, of my co-operation and concord in this and other matters, which
are conducive to reform and which you consider to be agreeable to (our) welfare,
in accordance with such orders as may be issued thereon by the Hieh and Imperial
Government and according to your august wishes.
The details will be explained to us by our friend Captain Shakespear, as
ordered by you, when the work progresses and we will also explain to him 'the
manner which will tend to our ease. And we pray to God to crown all your efforts
with success and to grant happy results, and enable us to obtain your satisfaction
by word and deed.
We trust that your kind regards will endure and that you will accept mv
assurance of high esteem and continue to be preserved.
No. 6
Agreement Regarding Oil, dated October 27, 1913
Translation of a letter from Shaikh Sir Mubarak-as-Subah, Ruler of Kuwait to
aJthOctotrmiT'"
After Compliments—
f l iend t shi P we received your esteemed letter dated the
26th Zu-al-Kada 1331 and m it you stated that with reference to the conversation
which passed between us yesterday if we saw no objection therein '° would be

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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)
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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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