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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' [‎134r] (54/142)

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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Letter, dated November 26 1951, from the Ruler of Kuwait to the Political
Agent, Kuwait
'felResidt We have received your letter No. 188 dated 26,11,51 in which you assured
cnujignf us Majesty's Government have authorised you to exchange and
i e remit to our requirements of American dollars which we require for the
essential (vital) schemes of our country, and wish to thank His Majesty's
c j j. . Government for their valuable assistance and to express our appreciation of your
you test effortS in arranging this matter -
fi respect ofl
Correspondence regarding the properties in Iraq belonging to the Ruler of
(Paragraph 131)
Discharge signed by the Ruler of Kuwait, dated October 9 1948
I, the undersigned on my own behalf and on behalf of all other persons having
any right or interest in the estate of the late Shaikh Mubarak of Kuwait, do hereby
acknowledge the receipt of £8,400 paid to me by His Majesty's Government in
the United Kingdom, and I accept this payment in full settlement and discharge,
binding equally on me, my heirs and successors of Shaikh Mubarak with their
heirs and successors, of any claims which we or our heirs or successors have made
or may make upon, and of the liability of, that Government, in respect of the
pledge given to Shaikh Mubarak in 1914, to compensate us for the loss we have
suffered by the loss through litigation of 180 shares of the A1 Bashiyah garden,
and in view of this payment made to me, for myself and for the other heirs and
successors, I hereby guarantee His Majesty's Government against any liability
towards the heirs and successors of Shaikh Mubarak in respect of this loss,
(Paragraph 132)
Letter, dated August 19 1930, from the High Commissioner in Iraq to the
Iraqi Minister for Foreign Affairs
In the course of our conversations on the subject of the immunity from
taxation enjoyed by the Sheikhs of Mohammerah and Koweit in respect of their
date gardens in Iraq, your Excellency and I discussed the method of dealing with
this matter in the list of international obligations devolving upon Iraq under
article 8 of the Treaty of Alliance signed on the 30th June, 1930, which I have
undertaken to communicate to your Excellency before the Iraq Parliament is
invited to approve of the ratification of the treaty. As I have informed your
Excellency, His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom approve of your
proposal that the Iraq Government should open private negotiations with the
sheikhs for the purchase of their properties in Iraq.
It is possible, however, that these negotiations may not have reached finality
before the time comes for me to communicate the above list to the Iraq
Government. In such event. His Majesty's Government propose to insert mention
of the obligation towards the sheikhs in the list, but at the same time to append
a footnote to the effect that private negotiations are proceeding with a view to the
liquidation of this obligation, and that, if these are unsuccessful, the question will
need to be discussed further between the two Governments.
I shall be glad to learn from your Excellency that this procedure will be
acceptable to the Iraq Government,
I have, &c.

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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' [‎134r] (54/142), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/731(2), in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 17 February 2020]

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