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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.' [‎185r] (289/336)

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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No. 152 of 1910.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA.
FOREIGN DEPARTMENT.
SECRET.
External.
To
The Right Hon’ble VISCOUNT MORLEY of BLACKBURN, O.M.,
His Majesty's Secretary of State for India,
Simla, the 27 th October 1910 .
My Lord,
We have the honour to forward, for the information of His Majesty’s
Government, copies of the papers cited in the annexed schedule on the subject
of the proposed opening of a Post Office at Koweit.
2 . The question was first considered by Lord Curzon’s Government in
• Encioanre.itoi. 1902 > a " d ^ was decided* to let tile
matter he over until a regular steamer
service had been opened with Koweit. It was again raised in Lord Curzon’s
telegram, dated the 16th January 1904, to tlie address of Your Lordship’s prede
cessor, when it was proposed to appoint a Native medical subordinate to hold
charge of a Post Office and also to do medical work. In reply, His Majesty’s
Government, in a telegram dated the 19th February 1904, approved the proposal,
and considered that the Sheikh should undertake "not to allow the establish
ment of Post Offices of other countries in Koweit. Such an undertaking was
obtainedf from the Sheikh, and steps were
t Enclosure 5. taken to depute an Assistant Surgeon
and a postal peon A low-ranking infantryman, orderly or assistant (South Asian context). to Koweit.
Subsequently, in a telegram dated the 1st July 1904, His Majesty’s
Government pointed out that Sir N. O’Conor, His Majesty’s Ambassador at
Constantinople, while he did not question the advantage of the new postal
arrangement, considered that its execution should be delayed until the
Porte had replied to his representations regarding the withdrawal of the
Turkish troops from the island of Bubiyan. Mr. Brodrick accordingly directed
that the despatch of the postal establishment to Koweit should he deferred in
order to avoid any appearance of an infringement of the status quo, while
negotiations regarding Bubiyan were in progress. About this time, a British
: dated th. wth Ocohe. 1904 . 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. was appointed at Koweit,
and His Majesty’s Government, agreed}
to an Assistant Surgeon accompanying him to Koweit, but only in his profes
sional capacity, as His Majesty’s Ambassador at Constaminople did not consider
the time had come for the opening of a Post Office. 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. was
§ Enclosure e instructed§ accordingly, and the Assistant
Surgeon was allowed to take a postal peon A low-ranking infantryman, orderly or assistant (South Asian context).
with him, so that the Post Office might be opened as soon as it was authorised
by His Majesty’s Government.
The question was again revived|| in 190S by the First Assistant Resident,
„ „ , _ in charge of the current duties of ihe
11 E “ olo,u ' e 7 ‘ _ Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. , but, as we
understood that Your Lordship was not prepared to consider tne scheme for a

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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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