'File 22/23 II Kuwait Conference 1924' [46r] (91/544)
The record is made up of 1 volume (270 folios). It was created in 16 Jan 1924-23 Mar 1924. It was written in English and Arabic. 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.
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Fr oui Lincoln, Muhammarah,
To Political, Kuwait*
Dated 22nd January 1934.
Following for Knox from Wilaon. 3egina B
X understand that Ibn Sa’ud is trying to extend his territory
conaiderably north of latitude 32°. I presume that His
Majesty’s Government is alive to the possible requirements
of land for a pipe line, although the latter, when it is
constructed, will probably run a good deal north of lati
tude 32°, it will not he safe to allow him to come much
north of it.
I should be grateful if you could indicate to me confiden
tially for communication to my London principals what the
present position is in this connection.
Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Kuwait.
22nd January 1024.
i Lieut. Colonel 2. G„ Knox, C.I.E*,
A copy of the above telegram is forwarded herewith,
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The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, and notes relating to the 1923-24 Kuwait Conference to arbitrate the Najd-Transjordan and Najd-Hijaz boundaries. The main topics discussed include the following:
- the Kuwait Conference: adjournment, 1924;
- further negotiations.
The discussion in the volume relates to the minutes of the sessions (3rd to 12th) and the exhortations of the President of the conference, Stuart George Knox, to the delegates not to take hardened negotiating positions. Topics discussed in the correspondence also include: Ibn Sa'ud's health, flags and badges and raising of armed forces. An index to the volume is given in folio 269.
The principal correspondents in the volume include: the Secretary of State for Colonies, London; 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 Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , Stuart George Knox; the High Commissioner, Baghdad; the High Commissioner, Jerusalem; the 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. , Kuwait; 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. , Bahrain.
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- 1 volume (270 folios)
The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the volume.
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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 272; 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. Two additional foliation sequences are also present in parallel between ff 3-269, and ff 163-261; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.
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