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'Historical Summary of Events in the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, 1928-1953: Appendices, Genealogical Tables' [‎133r] (52/142)

The record is made up of 1 volume (65 folios). It was created in c 1953. 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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or other means which may be agreed upon that part of the
boundary which follows the Khor Zubair, the Khor Shetana
and the Khor Abdullah down to the sea.
{b) For the purpose of (i) and (iii) above, the frontier shall be deemed to be
the line re-affirmed in the Prime Minister's note to the High
Commissioner, No. 2944 of the 21st July, 1932, as interpreted above.
(c) The frontier pillars shall be iron stakes 5 // x 5" and I T in length. On
the upper extremity an iron disque V in diameter shall be fixed in
a perpendicular position bearing in relief the number of the pillar.
{d) The pillars shall be numbered consecutively beginning with the first pillar
which shall be placed at the point where the Joint Commission begins
its work.
{e) The Joint Commission shall consist of a first representative and a second
representative with the necessary technical and other assistants
nominated by each Government, that is to say His Britannic Majesty's
Government and the Iraq Government. It shall be permissible, in case
of necessity, for the second representative to replace and enjoy the same
privileges as the first representative. The first representative of each
country shall preside alternately over the work of the Commission.
(/) In case of differences between the representatives, they shall submit the
question in dispute to their Governments with a view to a solution being
reached through the diplomatic channel.
(g) The proces verbaux of the Commission shall be prepared in Arabic and
English and, in case of difference, the English text shall prevail.
{h) The date on which the Joint Commission shall begin work shall be fixed
by agreement between His Britannic Majesty's Government and the
Iraq Government.
(/) It is confirmed that the costs of demarcation shall be shared equally
between the Governments of Kuwait and Iraq.
His Britannic Majesty's Embassy look forward to receiving in due course the
views of the Iraq Government on the proposals set forth above.
His Britannic Majesty's Embassy avails itself of this opportunity to renew the
expression of its highest consideration.
(Paragraph 63)
Resume of discussions held in London with the Amir Faisal
about the islands claimed by Kuwait—1951
A.—The Saudi Arabian Government has not recognised any claim of Kuwait
to the islands which it claims.
B.—The British delegation has submitted a recommendation that Kuwait
should relinguish all the islands which the British Government formerly claimed on
behalf of Kuwait on condition that the Saudi Arabian Government should
recognise al-Farisiyah as belonging to Kuwait.
C.—His Royal Highness has promised to lay this recommendation before
His Majesty.
(Paragraph 80)
Letter, dated July 21 1947, from the Ruler of Kuwait, to the Political
Agent, Kuwait, regarding his rights in Kuwait Bay
We would like to inform you that we find it necessary to inform the Kuwait
Oil Company that the territory of the State of Kuwait includes Kuwait's Bay, the
mouth of which extends from a line drawn from the low water mark at Ras al-Ardh
to a position at low water mark on the opposite coast in latitude 29° 27' lO^ N
longitude 48° 14' OO^ E, the limit of the territorial waters being a line 3 nautical
miles to the seaward and parallel to this base line. We therefore request you to
inform the Kuwait Oil Company accordingly.

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Appendices to IOR/R/15/1/731(1). The appendices relate to the chapter on general matters, and to the chapters on Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, the Trucial States, and Muscat. Also includes genealogical tables of Ruling Families in the Gulf at the end of the volume and (separately filed) further handwritten genealogical tables.

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1 volume (65 folios)

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

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 110 on the front cover and terminates at 176 on the last of the loose folios stored in polyester sheets. These numbers are written in pencil, are enclosed in a circle, and appear 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. The foliation sequence is a continuation of that in the main part of the document - IOR/R/15/1/731(1).

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'Historical Summary of Events in the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, 1928-1953: Appendices, Genealogical Tables' [‎133r] (52/142), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/731(2), in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 26 May 2020]

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