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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' [‎139v] (65/142)

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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Review of Arrangements: On the proposal ot the Director-General P. & T.
Iraq it was agreed that there should be no specific provisions made for the period
of life of the special arrangement, or for its review. Such adjustments as may be
necessary from time to time will be agreed as required.
Date for Commencement of the Arrangement: The arrangement will
commence on a date to be notified by the Director-General P. & T. Iraq to the
General Post Office. This date will provide two months' notice and it may be in
advance of the completion of the arrangements about road transport, although
it would be preferable that despatches by road should commence from the outset.
Notification of the Special Arrangement: Each administration will notify the
International Bureau. The General Post Office will notify the Ruler of Kuwait
through the usual channels.
Agreed between H.E. Abdul Baqi Abdullah (D.G. P. & T, Iraq) and Colonel E. W.
Wood (G.P.O. London).
(Paragraph 206)
Licence granted by the Ruler of Kuwait to Cable and Wireless Limited, 1947
In the Name of God the Merciful.
This deed made the 1st day of May, 1947 between His Highness Shaikh Sir
Ahmed Al-Jabir As-Subah, K.C.S.I., K.C.I.E., Ruler of Kuwait (acting in the
exercise of his powers as head of the Government of Kuwait) of the one part and
Cable and Wireless Limited a Company incorporated in England whose registered
offices are situated at Electra House, Victoria Embankment in the City of
Westminster (hereinafter called the Company) of the other part.
Whereas with the consent of His Highness the Company has established,
maintains and works at Kuwait a Wireless Telegraph Station by means of which
Kuwait is connected to the Company's world-wide Telecommunications system.
And whereas also with the consent of His Highness the Company has installed
and maintains and operates in and about the capital city of Kuwait a telephone
exchange and subscribers' apparatus capable in the first instance of connecting
up to one hundred subscribers and of any subsequent extension or extensions
which the Company may deem advisable.
And whereas His Highness has granted to the Company a site free of all
charges and encumbrances on which the said wireless telegraph station and
telephone exchange have been erected.
Now this deed witnesseth as follows;
1. His Highness hereby grants unto the Company for a period of twenty
years from 1st day of May, 1947 one thousand nine hundred and forty-seven
calculated according to the Gregorian Calendar—the Company having the option
to renew the agreement for a further period after consultation with the Shaikh-
license and permission: —
{a) to establish maintain and operate telecommunication services between
Kuwait and points outside His Highness dominions and services with
aircraft and ships at sea and for that purpose to maintain and work
the said Wireless Telegraph Station and any additions thereto
{b) to provide a telephone service in and about the City of Kuwait and for
that purpose to maintain and operate the said telephone exchange and
subscribers apparatus and any extension or extensions thereof,
(c) to receive from and deliver to the public telegrams exchanged between
Kuwait and any point outside His Highness' dominions
{d) the license and permission granted above is exclusive throughout the
Kuwait territory subject to the rights already enjoyed by the Kuwait
Oil Company Limited, the Eastern Gulf Oil Company Limited and the
Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department.
f Jl 16 ( ^ om P a ?y s .^ a ^ to receive payment or other consideration
for the telecommunication services rendered by it and in accordance with the
rates prevailing.

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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' [‎139v] (65/142), 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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