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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.' [‎188r] (295/336)

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 No 5.
No. 56, dated Bushire, tlie 3rd March 1904!.
From— Lteutrnant-Colonrl C. A. Kemball, C.I.E., Officiating 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—L. W. Dane, Esq., I.O.S., Secretary to the Government of India in the
Foreign Department, Calcutta.
In continuation of my telegram, dated the 29th Eebruary 1904, I have the
honour to report that I proceeded to K owe it where I arrived on the 28th
Eebruary. I informed Sheikh Mubarak that the Government of India was
willing to establish a past office at Koweit in accordance with the desire
expressed by him, and I asked him if he was willing to give the undertaking
of the nature referred to in your telegram, dated the 21st idem. The Sheikh
made no objection and gave me the required undertaking, which I have the
honour to submit in original, with its translation. I trust it will be found
to be satisfactory.
2. The Sheikh further informed me that he would arrange for a house
to he placed at the Postmaster’s disposal and that this house would be in a
suitable position near his own residence. He said that rent w r ould have to be
paid for the house and that the rent would be about Rs. 12 per mensem.
3 . I presume that the man selected for the appointment of Postmaster at
Koweit will be a Mahomedan having a knowledge of Arabic. He should, I
think, before he takes up his duties, receive some instruction regarding them
from the Postal Department. The work is not likely to be heavy, but some
sort of postal training will be necessary. He will have to take with him from
India such olhce furniture as he may require. The Postal Department will of
course supply him with everything that is required for a newly-opened office.
In my letter No. 105, dated the 5th June 1903, I pointed out that some
alteration in the Time Table of the mail steamer service will be required when
the post office is opened at Koweit. This is a matter which must be dealt
with depart mentally.
4 . I did not consider it necessary to say anything to the Sbeikh about
the intention to appoint a medical officer to do the work of the post office
at Koweit.
Translated purport of an undertake given by Sheikh Mubarak of Koweit,
As the British Government has agreed in accordance with my desire and
for the benefit of traders to establish a post office at Koweit, I on my

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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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