'File 22/23 II Kuwait Conference 1924' [225r] (449/544)
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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High Comaleeloner, Baghdad.
Colonial Officej repeated to Knox.
*th March (Received
Knox'a telegram No. «i.
1. Palaal believe* It la useleBa to ask Husain to substi
tute another delegate for Zald* and that Zald la preferred
to any other as he will have more authority, buggeats that
the bultan of Na^d should be urged to send a member og hla
family, and conference be adjourned till he can do bo.
l agree that this seems desirable, pi-rtlcularly as the
bultan has not specifically agreed to new article, and from
the Majd representatives* remarks that their signing It
will dex’ftftd on the attitude of the ‘Iraq representative.
It appears that they themselves are not prepared to
consider the separate points independently, but will
continue the previous attitude upon which Knox has so
3. In regard to Mutair raids I cannot understand grounds
for complaint as place from which they are raiding is in
neutral sone and they cannot therefore be controlled lay
4. There have been persistent rumours for the last fev days
that Faisal ad-Bawish is moving north to attack 'Iraq tribes
and Air Officer Commanding Is making every possible effort
to keep In close touch with the situation by aerial recon
naissance coupled with advanced police posts. King Faisal* s
latest Information is that xx^t raidji against 'Anlzah is
Intended. Any undoubted Ikhwan raiding party Identified in
‘Iraq territory will be bombed.
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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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