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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' [‎16v] (34/92)

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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No. 14
Letter from the Ruler of Kuwait Conveying His Approval of Agreements
Nos. IK 12, and 13, dated june 3, 1942.
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of Your Excellency s letter
No. 107-1/1, dated the 30th May 1952, with the copies of the agreements between
His Majesty our brother King Ibn Saud and ourselves and which were agreed
upon and executed on our behalf at Jedda on the 4th of Rabi Awal, 1631 (zUtn April
1942). I take this opportunity to assure Your Excellency of my complete approval
to the clauses of the agreements and wish to reassure you that we will keep and
respect their contents, if God wills.
I request Your Excellency to kindly convey my gratitude and thanks to
H.B.M.'s Government through the Hon'ble 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. for all the great
interest and valuable assistance they rendered and still are rendering to us,
especially the execution of these important agreements on our behalf and in the
meantime I wish to express my gratitude to your valuable assistance.
No. 15
Undertaking given on his Accession by Shaikh Abdulla al Salim, Ruler
of Kuwait, dated February 21, 1950.
With a hand of pleasure and satisfaction we took your letter No. 170/127/50
of February 16, 1950 (29 Rabi'ath Thani 1369) conveying the official recognition
of His Majesty's Government of our taking over the reins of the Amirate as
Ruler of Kuwait, I am indeed grateful for the eagerness of His Majesty's
Government that good relations should continue and we assure them that we will
observe all the treaties and agreements that our predecessors entered into and we
shall go in the same way that our late grandfather went wishing for the continuance
of mutual friendly relations between us and His Majesty's Government on a
basis of preserving what strengthens those relations in the exchange of friendship.

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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)

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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'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' [‎16v] (34/92), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/738, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 23 February 2020]

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