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'File 22/23 II Kuwait Conference 1924' [‎101r] (201/544)

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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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APPJmiX 9
SSV NxH SESSION OV TH GC^FVR^NCK
2 P ,ii. iriday 21 b t Pccemoer 192d.
All membere preBent as before.
Xhe minutes of the last meeting were read and approved
except in regard to the spefial agreement bout the meeting of
an Arbitration Committee which should arrange the matter of the
return of plunder and should also fix the date whether that
should be from the Ujair Conference or from the establishment of
the new kingdom of Iraq. The Nejd dele ation said that they did
not agree to this and it was arranged to defer the decision of
the Conference on this point.
territories into the territories of the other is a
crime which ncessitates the severe punishment of the
offender and that the head of the offending tribe
should be held responsible.
(2) Further beyond what has been stated in the preceding
paragraph, each of the Governments is obliged,as far
as possible, to return the looted property either
actually or to pay compensation thereof, if they are
unable to restore the plundered pro erty itself,and
that after the claimant proved the extent of his loss
and its value.
(d) Tor the establishment of the crime ol plunder and the
determination of the amount plundered a committee of
arbitration should be appointed with representatives
from both sides mimlch wild meet in. the place where? the
defendent
jfxlxxd. resides where they will hear the statements of
The President I suggest that the second demand of ftejd should
be seetled as follows
u) Aach of the high contr acting Governments agree that
raiding by their tribes residing within their own
both parties and will inquire into the matter and their
decision shall be final.

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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)
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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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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