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'File 22/23 II Kuwait Conference 1924' [‎157r] (313/544)

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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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TH *: XR» niricil or TS Cu..y
^hc onfcrtnee ®#t *.1 9—4C •m«on tins 23rid Jt&MMXy
nunuces of the iMt meeting were read and apprered.
i rebiaer t:
l wibh to inforni the relegation th t i have
received a telegram irocti toy Governzaciit to the el feet that l»« jd
cannot be perm!ted to extend her frontier ith Tren®-Jordan!a
further north tnan latitude h2 c . Above thifc ^ajd muet have no &ay
at the air line passee over thie. 1 am telling you thifc tor our
Hv :
i mutt enter a protest against thu way in which my
remarkt uove have ueen ar led in the reeoro. •* am cuite
certain tliat 1 never taid that my (Jovemment hau telegraphed to
the effect thet i*ejd cannot l>e permitted to extend her frontier
with Tran* Jordan!a further north than latitude what did
tay w <*6 that aa a result of telegraphic correti ondence I had
come to the c nelueion that ejd could no expect to be allowed
to go further north than latitude 32 c in any circumstances
&or did I say anything bo epecific as tic air line
passing over latitude 32°. *hst 1 di say wa. that there were
ec many conflicting interstts and so many people to object to
to the frontier comi/ifi up that way th*t her prospe te wert
hopelets and the sooner the ftejd delegation knew it th- letter
nd o.i rresident^s note.
1 resident:
L< t ut now dibcuBfc the pcinte on which no agreement has
oten * rrived at between Iraq and ^ jd, namely trie rsifcing of
armed iorctfc. het us see wh&t was agreed upon by iiajd and then
record the conraen tt o 1 *1 ra*...
Iraq on that.
Neither His jesty chc ling of Iraq ncr his i.-nnete
the J ultan oi fi'qjd thall call upon their tribes who are in the
terri ory of the other Government to fora armed lorcefc. Should
lie require .heir eervicet they are free to answer the call, but

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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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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