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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.' [‎153r] (225/336)

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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TSLE3RAM. P.
From- 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. ,
To - The 3eoy. to the Govt, of India, Foreign Department.
ITo. 777.
Dated 19th reod 20th August 1911. ^ 1
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Please refer to your telegram JTo. 460 dated 18th August.
The agreement dated January 23rd 1899,must no doubt be oommunic
-ated. With regard to Meade-s letter of same date.l think that
only Ist paragraph should in any case be communicated and would
urge that if possible even that should be avoided seeing that
it only provides for "good offices", whereas in December 1901
and October 190£ Sheikh was infonaed that"we will not tolerate
attack by Turkish troops or ships on Koweit and that we will
Protect Koweit and districts against attack." I sugge8t that lt
would suffice merely to append note to copy of 1899 agreement
that we had informed sheikh that as long as he and his heirs
and successors acted up to their obligations under it "we
g d ourselves to support them and to protect Koweit and
district against attack by land or sea."
As regards lease of foreshore, October 15th 1907,I respect
fully question necessity or advisability of communicating its
wouj.d not find a place in any compendium of treaties.
It is a product of agreement of 1899.and seems contained in
nothing outside the scone of it rt ^ .
fcoope of it. if we intend to make good
original agreement vis a vis th« p n -t« T ,
rur^e.as I prisms# i fi the
.....
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of negotiations with Turkey it
to rrorf.-p ur *«y.it oecomes necessary
to modify agreement of 1899,then a fortiori such modifications
wouxd oe aixected by the lease agreement as between sheikh
and ourselves. He would understand. If w. communicated these
details to Turks at beginning cf negotiations and latter
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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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