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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' [‎138r] (62/142)

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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(Paragraph 192)
,rce ^C Notification by the Ruler of Kuwait granting the right of search
for arms, dated May 7.4 1900
K UWa it Be it known to all who see this that British and Persian vessels of war have
permission to search vessels carrying their and our flags in Kuwait territorial
-n , waters and to confiscate all arms and ammunition in them if these arms and
U, and sigi ammunition are intended for Indian or Persian or Kuwait ports. Kuwait vessels
thehoi found in Indian and Persian waters by British and Persian vessels of war suspected
Mgoomoffii to contain arms and ammunition for Indian, Persian and Kuwait ports are liable to
'g to or enip| searched by the said vessels and all such arms and ammunition found in them
is hithertoei will be confiscated,
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Banking Agreement between the Ruler of Kuwait and the Imperial Bank
of Iran—1941
(Paragraph 195)
Agreement, dated December 18 1941
In the Name of God The Merciful.
This is an Agreement made at Kuwait on the 18th day of December in the
jse of sua y ear ^941 corresponding to 29th Dhil Kadah 1360 between His Highness Shaikh
Sir Ahmad al Jabir as Subah, Knight Commander of the Most Eminent Order
of the Indian Empire and Companion of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of
India, the Shaikh of Kuwait in the exercise of his powers as Ruler of Kuwait
on his own behalf of his heirs and successors in whom is or shall be vested for
the time being the responsibility for the control and government of the State
of Kuwait and the Imperial Bank of Iran a Company registered in Great Britain
under the Companies Act, 1929,* its successors and assigns (hereinafter called
" the Bank ").
Article 1.—(a) The Bank is to undertake banking transactions on behalf of
ic that fro: the people of Kuwait on any place abroad.
{romoutsi (b) The Bank should charge a reasonable rate of exchange on drafts,
hey may t The rate of interest chargeable by the Bank should be similar to that
ne ' ruling in Iraq.
Article 2. —The recognised currency will be Indian Rupees, and the basis of
wait PuM 1 ' the Bank's business should be in conformity with this currency.
Dept. Article 3. —Payments to the public should be made in the Indian legal currency,
i.e., Rupees.
Article 4. —When the Bank wishes to export gold and silver coins or bullion
they must obtain permission from the Kuwait Government, giving details of the
shipment, the value, the means of transport and place of destination. Such
permission shall not be unreasonably withheld.
Article 5. —When the Kuwait Government requires for their own use drafts
on India for a reasonable amount, say not exceeding Rupees 1,00,000 a month,
the rate shall be at par. Drafts other than rupees shall not be calculated at a
. rate worse than the best rate ruling that day.
in a Article 6. —If the Kuwait Government requires a loan, not exceeding
Rupees 3 lacs, for a period of six to 12 months the Bank is to undertake to
in ownt oli ; comply with the request. The rate of interest chargeable to be 2 per cent, per
p have ^ annum.
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dsh aIltl ! Note. —It is agreed that this article shall be in abeyance during such time
declar 6 ^ as the United Kingdom is engaged in the present war.
pjtp * The phrase " registered in Great Britain under the Companies Act, 1929 " was subsequently
amended to read "incorporated in Great Britain by Royal Charter, 1889."
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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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