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'File XXIX/2 Slavery in Kuwait' [‎10r] (19/296)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (148 folios). It was created in 2 Nov 1907-27 Sep 1929. 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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British Resiaency and Consulate-General,
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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. ,
Koweit.
Sir,
I have the honoyr to refer to loreign
epartment letter Ho: 4418-B.B., .dated 11th Hovember
on the subject of the manumission of slaves at
Koweit, sent you for information pending a further
Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Indorsement Ho: X communication
dated 11th December 1^07* X
—.— — from me.
2. Y&u will be guided forthwith by the instructions
prescribed by the Government of India for the treat
ment of individual- cases of slaves tahing refuge at
the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ; but with reference to the concluding
clause of their letter, I am inclined to think that
before making any communication to the Sheikh in that
sense, as from Government, it would be well for us
to ascertain their views in regard to the case of
refuge
Koweit slaves taking A at other British Agencies in the
Gulf, i.e. Bahrein, Bunder Abbas or Muscat. This
point has been directly raised in the correspondence
beginning with your letter Ho: 585 of 2nd ITovember
last, from which it is clear tha(t the views held at
, | K0Weit

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The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, printed reports, memoranda, and notes, relating to the manumission procedure in Kuwait. Correspondence also discusses the procedure to follow if Kuwait slaves take refuge at other British agencies in the Gulf. Further discussion surrounds the issue of consistency of practice and whether guidelines should be issued by the Government of India.

Included in the volume is a copy (ff 34-44) of typed notes 'Part 1:Notes for Guidance on Persian shore of 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. ; Part 2: Notes for guidance on Arabian shore of 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. ' with sections on Kuwait, Bahrain, Maskat and Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. .

Also included (folio 79) is a copy of the proclamation issued by the Government of India in 1873 'notifiying the penalites which British subjects will incur by illegally possessing and in any way trafficking in slaves, or aiding others in such traffic.'

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. , Kuwait (Stuart George Knox; James Carmichael More); 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 (Francis Beville Prideaux); the Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign Department (Sir Louis William Dane); the Assistant Resident, Bushire (Richard Lockington Birdwood); the Ruler of Kuwait (Shaikh Mubarak bin Sabah al-Sabah; Shaikh Salim al-Mubarak al-Sabah).

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1 volume (148 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in rough chronological order from the front to the rear of the volume.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 148; 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 2-147, and ff 3-133; 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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