'No. 1. Anglo-Turkish Agreement. Collection of documents signed on July 29, 1913.'

IOR/L/PS/18/B381/1

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The record is made up of 1 item (8 folios). It was created in 29 Jul 1913. It was written in French and 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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The item consists of a collection of documents signed by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Edward Grey) and the Grand Vizier of Ottoman Empire (Ibrahim Hakki Pasha) on 29 July 1913.

It contains the following: a convention concerning the establishment of a commission to improve the conditions of navigation from Shatt al-Arab; a list of lighthouses and buoys on Shatt al-Arab; a series of declarations concerning the question of the border that separates the Persian and Ottoman territories from the region of Haouizé [Hoveyzeh] to the sea, and navigation on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers; and agreements between the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and the Grand Vizier of Ottoman Empire on Koueit [Kuwait], El Katr [Qatar], Bahreine [Bahrain], Golfe Persique [ 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 the commission of delimitation.

It also includes translations of agreements with the Sheikh of Koweit [Shaikh of Kuwait] dated 1899, 1900, and 1904, on protecting British interests, along with correspondence between Edward Grey and Tewfik Pasha regarding these agreements and railways in Asiatic Turkey.

The majority of text is in French, with some English.

Also includes two maps:

IOR/W/L/PS/18/B381 (i) – 'MAP TO SHOW THE LIMITS OF KOWEIT AND ADJACENT COUNTRY'.

IOR/W/L/PS/18/B381 (ii) – 'SKETCH MAP OF 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. & ARABIAN COAST'.

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1 item (8 folios)
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French and English in Latin script
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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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IOR/L/PS/18/B381/1
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[35336] Section 5.

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29 Jul 1913 (CE, Gregorian)

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'No. 1. Anglo-Turkish Agreement. Collection of documents signed on July 29, 1913.', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/18/B381/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100048686356.0x000001> [accessed 20 September 2019]

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