'File 22/23 II Kuwait Conference 1924' [114r] (227/544)
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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r'rcc, Krxcx. Kuwait
Tt, CclcnLes repeated Baghdad, Jeru^ale^.t copy Bu^filre.
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The present enforced delay afferd^ fa yc arable eppertunity
fer Gev^rnn-^nt te retire frer r - Conference if they thinlr fit
eitnout placing responsibility fer failure cm anything but
act of Gcd viz: state ef ®y health. I Have net been well
ever since I left Bombay 3^ Tenths age ( Uedlcal reoert
telegraphed separately) and am at x'-fesent suffering fre® a
relapse. If local Arab cplnlcn in correct. Bln saud will
br in a humble ^ frare ef rind In twelve irenthr/ ttrre and
mere ready te treat and be satisfied with a nerval tfejd and
dependencies . His financial straits will be mere severe
and his tribes will either desert cr be found fighting Bin
Thus there Jire four courses epen tc Government :-
(a) Circe down Conference ©n excuse rf illness ef presfcdiht
(b) Adjourn slnw die en saro excuse with prespect rf re
opening Conference next cell weather.
(c) Allcw r.« to hand evAr tc lore terrprrarlly and send new
President by 1st; uarch.
(d) Proceed with CcQfe^ence as at present constituted but
adding suitable representatIve frou Nejd and accepting
risy (a slight one) cf my bring hr rs de cor bat by 1st;
Warch.when it Till be re difficult tr reriace me at
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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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