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'1/C Volume IV Miscellaneous' [‎9r] (26/632)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (312 folios). It was created in 7 Dec 1923-22 Jul 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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The Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. ,
Bushire, 6 th January 1024
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Please refer to your deni-official letter Ro*7650 T»
dated 6 th Doconhor 1023•
As I rather expected, the Shaikh of Kuwait finds 2
lakhs for the "Hoarchus" nore than he cares to give, and
as you have nothing snailer for sale Just now, I an afraid
there is nothing more to he done; unless of course you
fail to get a hid for 2 lakhs and are prepared to take an
offer* Very unfortunately the Shaikh’s Agent in Bombay
let him in for buying a tra?fler or minesweeper or something
of the sort called the ,, Killindini w for Ra*04,000/-
V/hen the Shaikh saw the craft he innediatoly sent her
back to Bombay for sale, but so far he has been unable
to sell her* Possibly if he could get rid if this
incubus for a reasonable sun he might feel able to afford
the H ?^oarchuo ,, ♦ I wonder if any of your Dockyard officials
know of any likely purchaser for the "Klllindlnl"* Of
course I realize this is none of their business, but I
mention it in case there is some difficulty in dlsrosing
of the "Nearchus”, in which case the sale of "Killindinl*'
might help to get her off your hands*
Sd/~ A.P.Trevor.
iptain E«J»He&dlam,C*M»3*,D«B* 0 *,
Director, Royal Indian Marine,
Bombay

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Content

The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, and notes, relating to a variety of miscellaneous topics in the period December 1923 to July 1924.

The principal topics discussed are:

  • A proposal to replace the Iraq Post Office in Kuwait, 1924.
  • Purchase of land in Iraq by Kuwait subjects, 1924.
  • The visit of Naif Al Hithlain, 1924.
  • `Ajman and Mutair raid, 1924.
  • Internal Kuwait situation, 1924.
  • Ikhwan movements, 1924.
  • RAF flights Baghdad-Bahrain-Kuwait, 1924.

The volume contains an index (folio 4) which lists items including: American Mission; Armenian Woman; Clerical Establishment; Embezzlement and Fraud, Prevention of; Germans not allowed in Kuwait; 'Government Telegraph Code'; Hijaz steamers; Hospital Bum; Ibn Sa'ud; Index to Summaries of Intelligence; Khuwair (also referred to as Khor az-Zubair) [Khawr az Zubayr] Postal Service; King Husain proclaimed Khalifah at Basrah; Naval Reporting; Pearling Loans; ' 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. Pilot'; Petrol; Presents; Publications; Purchase of land in Iraq by Kuwait subjects; Rifles, Storage of; Slave Trade; Smuggling.

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1 volume (312 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the volume.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 307; 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.

The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers; nor does it include the five leading and ending flyleaves.

Additional foliation sequences are present in parallel between ff 5-307; these numbers are also written in pencil but, where circled, are crossed through.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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