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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' [‎136v] (59/142)

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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256
We Abdulla Salim al Subah, Ruler of Kuwait, hereby recognise the
said J as Consul of the United States of America within our
State and call upon all whom it may concern to take Que notice of this A lan and
to afford the said all such assistance as he may properly require
in the exercise of his official functions.
Given at Kuwait this day of 1951.
APPENDIX K
Correspondence regarding British jurisdiction in Kuwait—1925 and 1952
(i)
(Paragraph 167)
Letter, dated November / 1925, from the 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, to the Ruler
of Kuwait
With reference to Your Excellency's letter of yesterday's date, I regret that my
letter No. 342 dated the 24th October 1925 was not clear to Your Excellency, and
that, even after our conversation on Wednesday evening, Your Excellency still
seems to entertain some doubts as to the real objects of the Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). which
has been issued. I am accordingly repeating the main points in other words, and
I hope that by doing so I will remove these doubts.
In the first place 1 wish to make it perfectly clear that the powers conferred on
me by this Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). do not extend to the subjects of any Muslim
Government, such as Persians, Nejdis, &c., all of whom are considered for the
purpose of jurisdiction as the same as Your Excellency's own subjects.
The only Foreigners with whom I am in any way concerned are the subjects
and protected persons of Non-Muslim Governments, such as America, France,
Italy, Portugal, &c., and in their case, if any question should arise, I am sure Your
Excellency would prefer that it should be dealt with by the representative of His
Majesty's Government rather than by yourself.
To reiterate: the powers conferred on me do extend to: —
(a) British subjects and protected persons.
(b) The subjects and protected persons of non-Muslim Foreign Governments.
(c) Kuwait subjects, or the subjects of other Muslim Governments, registered
in my office as being regularly employed by British subjects, or the
subjects of non-Muslim Foreign Governments. Such people must, 1
am sure you will agree, be considered as under the protection of His
Majesty's Government. It is laid down in the Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). ,
however, that if a Kuwait subject desires to institute a complaint
against a British subject, or the subject of a non-Muslim Foreign
Power, 1 can either decide tne case in my own court, or. if both are
Muslims and agree, have the case referred to the Qadhi for decision.
Similarly if British subject or the subject of a non-Muslim Foreign
Government complains against a Kuwait subject, I shall ask your
Excellency to decide the case, and it is specially provided that employed
Kuwait subjects shall be dealt with in the same way as other Kuwait
subjects in this respect. In cases in which Kuwait subjects and
employed Kuwait subjects are concerned, however, as the latter are
under British protection lor the time being, I think you will aeree that
they have to have the same privileges in this respect as other British
subjects, and, as shown above, they lose no privileges as Kuwait subjects.
,1 ^ t , hink ^ abo y e ™ 11 re f mo . ve th f doubts from your mind and show you that
the Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). will not injure the rights of anyone, and I shall be grateful if
you will let me know if this is so. 5

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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)
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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 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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