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'File 5/C Kuwait Najd Boundary' [‎12r] (23/468)

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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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Telagram (P)
Front, Baghdad*
To Political, Bahraln;repeated to Buahlre & Kuwait*
No. 13431.
Dated 5th November 1920.
Ypur telegram No* 399 -G of November 3rd*, Second paragraph.
Please acknowledge receipt of Ibn Sa'ud^ letter and say that it
crossed my communication of 19^ October. I entirely agree with him
as to the urgent need of arbitration to settle his dispute with
Shaikh Salim and I hope at an early date to receive his acceptance
of my Invitation, which although despatched by me as a telegram
on 19 th October was unfortunately and regretably delayed*
Finally urge on him that it is absolutely incumbent on him to keep
out of disputed territory and to abstain from every kind of hostility
against Shaikh Salim’s people*
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Telegram (P)
From Political, Bahrain*
To Nighoom, Baghdad; repd* to Bushire, Basrah & Kuwait.
No. 406-C.
Dated 5th November I 920 * ,
Your No. 13378, repeating your N 0 .I 2592 of 20th Oct. not received
before. Please see my No. 378-C of 26th & No. 386-0 of 28th Oct, X
presume you wish me to tell Shaikh ’Isa that his offer is not
accepted. I also presume you wish me to convey the message embodied
in your No 12592 to Ibn Sa’ud now/ if so I would like permission to
add that you will personally preside over the proposed meeting at
Basrah. Knowing that Ibn Sa’ud will suspect that Khaz’al and Saiyid
Talib will play a part in the negotiations, I much doubt if he will
consent to come unless especially assured that you will preside.
, . * ^ i ^
If I promise this I feel sure Ibn Sa'ud will accept.

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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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