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Coll 17/19 ‘Iraq: Sheikh of Koweit’s Fao Date Gardens’ [‎88r] (175/675)

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The record is made up of 1 file (337 folios). It was created in 3 Jul 1933-25 Apr 1939. It was written in English. 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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2.
certain conditions were iulxilled, that nnoikh snoald
accept jurisdiction oi Iraci courts in acuions
involving title to land in Iraq and therefore accept
service oi process in this li.iiited class case, ^a^
this point cannot he taken up with Sheikh until
Fadda^hiyah case is out of the v/ay*
Addressed to Bagdad No„161, repeated to Eusnire
No.42, Isdia No,64.

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The file contains papers, mainly correspondence and 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. Minute Papers, relating to the Shaikh of Koweit’s [Kuwait’s] date gardens at Fao [Al-Faw] in Iraq. It includes correspondence concerning:

  • Unrest among the fellaheen [agricultural labourers or peasants] on the Fao estates in 1933, with the fellaheen refusing to pay rent and reported to be committing acts of sabotage and intimidation, claiming that they are the owners of the soil and that the Iraqi Government would make them proprietors in place of the Sheikh of Koweit.
  • The role of the Mutasarrif of Basra in the unrest.
  • HMG’s representations to the Government of Iraq to take action to stop the unrest amongst the fellaheen.
  • Legal issues preventing the Shaikh of Koweit from proceeding with law suits in the Iraqi courts against certain of the fellaheen at Fao, relating to the refusal of the Iraqi Ministry of Justice to confirm the Shaikh’s Power of Attorney to his agent.
  • Trees of the date gardens at Fao being cut down in the Spring of 1938 by the local Iraqi authorities to clear the ground for a road, and the question of the Shaikh of Koweit obtaining compensation.

The correspondence mostly consists of correspondence between the 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. and the Foreign Office, correspondence between the 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. and 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. , and copy correspondence sent to the 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. by the Foreign Office and 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. . The main correspondents in the copy correspondence are as follows: the Foreign Office; 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. ; HM Ambassador, Baghdad; HM Representative, Baghdad; 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; the Iraqi Ministry for Foreign Affairs; and Shaikh Sir Ahmed Al-Jabir As-Subah, Shaikh of Koweit.

The file includes a divider, which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (337 folios)
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The papers are arranged in chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 337; 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 6-336; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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Coll 17/19 ‘Iraq: Sheikh of Koweit’s Fao Date Gardens’ [‎88r] (175/675), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/2880, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100045322055.0x0000b2> [accessed 15 December 2019]

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