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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.' [‎185v] (290/336)

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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Enclosure 8.
enMe communication with Koweit, referred to in our Secret despatch, No. 116
(External), dated tlie 13th July 1907, h was consequently considered undesir
able at. the moment to re-open the Post Office question.
3. Colonel Cox now submits a further representation* from the Political
Assent at Koweit in favour of the
establishment of a regular Post Olfice.
The Political A ‘.rent urges that postal work has been steadily growing, and that
Ids office has become praciieally a Post Office and is recognised as such in
Koweit. Colonel Cox considers the project in any case of sufficient importance
poli ically to make it worth our while to proceed with it.
4. We understand that the representations which have, from time to time,
Vide our Secret despatch No. 116 (External), dated been addressed to the Pofte by His
ti.e nth July 1907 . Majesty’s Ambassador at Constantinople,
regarding the maintenance of a Turkish military post on tlie island of Bubiyan,
have not been successful. Further, His Majesty’s Government recently decided
not to raise the question of the Sheikh of Koweit’s rights to Bubiyan, which
+ vide letter from sir n. O’Conor to the the British Ambassador had put forwardt
Warq .ifu.f L.insdowne, No. 372 (Confidential), dated in 1904, but which tlie Porte Contested,
the itith M,.y i9o4. therefore, that there is no
longer the same need as in 1904 to refrain from putting forward the proposal
regarding the establishment of a Post Office at Koweit, especially in view of
the previously expressed wish of the Sheikh, the commercial convenience
w hich it would afford to the public as evidenced by the increasing amount of
postal w r ork, and the possible establishment in the future of a wireless tele
graphic installation at Koweit. We accordingly trust that His Majesty’s
Government will agree to the establishment of a regular Post Office. The
Director-General of the Post Office of India sees no objection to the proposal
from a postal point of viewq though he is unable to approve the suggestion
in paragraph 3 of Colonel Cox’s letter No. 1628, dated the 19th June 1910,
that international notice of the opening of the Post Office should be deferred
until the improved arrangements have been working for some time.
5. In the event of the proposal being approved by His Majesty’s Gov
ernment, w* presume, with reference to Your Lordship’s telegram dated the
3rd June 1910, that expendituie incurred in connection wdtb the establish
ment of the Post Office will be divisible between the Home and Indian Gov
ernments, and we propose to submit a further report on the subject on receipt
of Your Lordship’s reply.
We have the honour to be,
My Lord,
Your Lordship’s most obedient, humble servants,
(Signed) M1NTO.
„ S. P. SINHA.
„ J. L. JENKINS.
„ B. ROBERTSON.

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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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