File 1247/1912 Pt 2 'Anglo-Turkish Agreement. Acceptance by Sheikhs of Koweit and Mohammerah.' [23r] (41/166)
The record is made up of 82 folios. It was created in 11 Apr 1913-1 Oct 1913. 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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.2T diO GUHB 2.
Ti’anolation of letter from the Political Hesident in
the Peroian Gulf, to Sir idobarak bin Suboli, K,C.I*E*, Sheikh
(No .300, dated 6 th «?uly 1913).
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At my interview with four Honour and our friend Sardar
Arfa (Sheikh of Mohammorah) today, I told Your Honour of my
having learnt from Captain Shakespear of your being somewhat
disturbed by the condition in the Convention dealing with
the location of a Turkish representative at Kuwait. I in
formed Government of the anxiety which you felt on the sub
ject and today I have informed you verbally of the terns of
their response. I also explained to you my personal view
that the mere existence of the necessity of appointing a
Turkish Agent would be rather a useful indication of the ad
ministrative autonomy of your Government. As you requested
I now write to you the purport of the communication which I
was instructed to make to you, so that you may have it by
In it Government intimate that in their opinion the
points which you have conceded in the course of this agree
ment - which was on a give and take basis - you must regard
as the price paid in exchange for the great advantages which
you derive from it. Among them the confirmation of your in
dependence on the basis of this Convention, and the formal
recognition of your extensive claims. Further, it is not
hidden from Your Honour that the Sublime Porte undertakes
not to interfere in the question of succession or In the in
ternal or external affairs of your administration* and you
are also aware that there will always be an Agent of the
British Government accredited to you at Kuwait; again, it is
established in your mind that you have the formal assurance
of the British Government to support you in your affairs, bo
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The correspondence discusses the Anglo-Turkish Agreement and the negotiations with the Shaikhs of Koweit [Kuwait] and Mohammera [Khorramshahr] in relation to the agreement.
The Turkish boundary with Koweit and the boundary with Persia at Mohammera are discussed in detail and a number of maps showing the proposed boundaries are included with the correspondence.
The principal correspondents are the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. (Percy Zachariah Cox), 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. at Kuwait (Stuart George Knox, William Henry Irvine Shakespear), the Viceroy of India (Charles Hardinge, 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst), the Secretary of State for India (Robert Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe), and the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Sir Edward Grey).
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Foliation: The foliation sequence for this description commences at f 3, and terminates at f 85, as part of a larger physical volume; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.
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