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File 1247/1912 Pt 1 'Turkey:- Communication to Turkish Govt of agreement between Gt. Britain and Koweit, Bahrein & Trucial Chiefs. Decorations for Sheiks of Koweit, Mohammerah & Bahrein in connection with Anglo-Turkish Convention.' [‎140v] (200/336)

The record is made up of 123 folios. It was created in 19 Oct 1896-24 Sep 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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Exclusive Agreement of the Sheikh of Bahrein with the British Government,
dated March 13, 1892.
I, Esau-bin-Ali, Chief of Bahrein, in the presence of Lieutenant-Colonel A. C.
Talbot, C.T.E., 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. , Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , do hereby solemnly bind myself and
agree, on behalf of myself, my heirs, and successors, to the following conditions, viz. :—
1. That I will on no account enter into any agreement or correspondence with any
Power other than the British Government.
2. That without the assent of the British Government 1 will not consent to the
residence within my territory of the agent of any other Government.
3. That I will on no account cede, sell, mortgage, or otherwise give for occupation
any part of my territory save to the British Government.
Dated Bahrein, the 13th March, 1892, corresponding with the 14th Shaaban,
1309.
(Signature of Esau-bin-Ali, Chief of Bahrein.)
A. C. Talbot, Lieutenant-Colonel,
Resident, Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. .
LANSDOWNE,
Viceroy and Governor-General of India.
Ratified by his Excellency the Viceroy and Governor-General of India at Simla on
the 12th day of May, 1892.
H. M. Durand,
Secretary to the Government of
India, Foreign Department.
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Agreement with the Sheikh of Bahrein for the Suppression of Trade in Arms.
Aqreement hii the Sheikh of Bahrein, dated the Sth Zil Ilijjah, 1315
(April 30, 1898).
(Translation.)
I agree to absolutely prohibit the importation of arms into Bahrein territory or
exportation therefrom, and, to enforce this, I have issued a notification and proclamation
to all concerned.
Proclamation from Sheikh Esa-hin-Ali Al Khalifa, Chief of Bahrein, dated
the Sth Zil Ilijjah, 1315 (April 30, 1898).
(Translation.)
Be it known to all who see this that British and Persian vessels of war have
permission to search vessels carrying their and our fiags in Bahrein territorial waters,
and to confiscate all arms and ammunition (weapons of war) in them, if those arms and
amm unition are intended for Indian or Persian ports or the islands of Bahrein. Bahrein
vessels found in Indian and Persian waters by British and Persian vessels of war
suspected to contain arms and ammunition for Indian and Persian ports and the islands
of Bahrein are liable to be searched by the said vessels, and all such arms and
ammunition found in them will be confiscated as property of the State.
Notification by Sheikh of Bahrein, dated the Sth Zil Ilijjah, 1315
(April 30, 1898).
(Translation.)
Be it known to all who see this that, whereas we have already forbidden the sale
of arms and ammunition to our subjects in the islands of Bahrein by our notification,
dated the 13th Safar, 1313 (January 189G), and whereas there is reason to think that,
notwithstanding our prohibition, many arms and much ammunition are imported into

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The correspondence relates to the Anglo-Turkish Convention and assistance provided by the Shaikhs of Koweit [Kuwait] and Mahommerah [Khorramshahr] in the negotiation process, which results in the decision to bestow the award of KCSI (Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India) on both Shaikhs.

Also discussed are:

  • the negotiations between the Ottoman Government and the Bagdad Railway Company;
  • a request by the Turkish Government for copies of agreements and conventions made by the British Government with Koweit, Bahrein [Bahrain] and the Trucial Chiefs;
  • the decision to also bestow honours of a CSI (Companion of the Order of the Star of India) on Shaikh of Bahrein and CIE (Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire) on Haji Rais, trusted confident and adviser to the Shaikh of Mahommerah.

The principal correspondents include the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Sir Edward Grey), the Secretary of State for India (Viscount Morley of Blackburn, Lord George F Hamilton, and Lord Crewe), the Viceroy of India (Lord Curzon, Earl of Minto), 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 The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. (Percy Zachariah Cox), the Foreign Secretary to the Government of India (Arthur Henry McMahon), and representatives of the Foreign Office.

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Foliation: The foliation sequence for this description commences at f 86, and terminates at f 208, 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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