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'File 5/C Kuwait Najd Boundary' [‎11r] (21/468)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (231 folios). It was created in 1 Nov 1920-24 Feb 1923. 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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Telegram (P)
From Highcom, Baghdad.
To Political, Kuwait.
No. 13378.
Dated 4th November 1920.
Your telegram No. 398-0. The following ia repetition of my No. 12592
of 20th October. Begins.-
Your telegram No. 348-C and Kuwait telegramNo. 127-0. Send special
messenger to Ibn Sa'ud with communication on my behalf to the folb w-
ing effect. Begins.-
Detailed news of the Ikhwan attack on jahrah has doubtless
reached him. I am unable for a moment to believe he was privy to it
particularly after the assurances Just given to me, but it does show
that the Ikhwan are out of hand, and it will inevitably create a
very bad impression on His Majesty's Oovernawnt.
It is urgently necessary that amicable relations should be
established at ones between him and Salim. To this end I invite him
to come to Basrah forthwith for the purpose of meeting him under
our auspices, and meanwhile send peremptory orders to Dawish and his
4 f
force at Subaihiyah to withdraw from Kuwait territory, lilnds.
On hearing from you what date he is likely to arrive at 'Uqair
I will make arrangements for 3 . ship to bring him on.
Addressed Bahrain{repeated to Kuwait & Bushire. Ends.
Addressed Bahrain 5 repeated to Kuwait & Bushire.
•sjtjfpA'h '
Telegram (P)
From riighcom, Baghdad.
To Political, Bahrain 5 repeated to Bushire & Kuwait.
No. 13379.
Dated 4th November 1920 .
• . *
My immediately preceding telegram. My telegram No. 12979 of 26th
October, last paragraph, referred to my telegram N 0 .I 2592 of 19 th,V
and your No. 383-0 (? 388-0) was understood to be reply to my tele
gram of 26th. If this is not so, to what message did you refer?

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The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, printed reports, and notes for the period from November 1920 to February 1923 relating to the Kuwait/Najd boundary.

The main topics discussed include:

The volume includes an index (folio 232) which lists topics including: air reconnaissance; boundary, Kuwait-Iraq; Chasib mission; Council for Kuwait; letters with Ibn Sa'ud; trade with Najd.

The principal correspondents in the volume include: 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. , Bahrain; 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 (James Carmichael More); the Civil Commissioner in Mesopotamia, Baghdad (Arnold Talbot Wilson).

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1 volume (231 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 233; 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. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 2-232; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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