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'File II. IRAQ (3) Vol. 1 Shaikh of Kuwait's Date Gardens on the Shatt-al Arab. (Kuwait's relations with Turkish Govt. and Turkish demand that Kuwaitis should take out Turkish Nationality Certificates)' [‎16r] (31/636)

The record is made up of 1 volume (307 folios). It was created in 18 Sep 1904-10 Nov 1913. 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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t*ha roods r :oi
of tixe cirouras'oanoea 9 and I ar; not ^roparod oo question
the wisdom of iu
On the other hand I think tjio lOveiTU tent of India
will realise iron tho past hi^toxr of our dealinra '1th
that as lonr as It Is considered neoossary tJiat our ^olioy
or «? 1 nfdo-ninded in Ixis dealings with their local repreaen-
tatives.
There is no direct evidence ‘to show that his recent
hesitation to carry out his undertaking in regard to Jao
use of the distinctive flag is due to this incident# but I
nay car this, tixat if I had 3morm of It in tiro# I should
have ashed Captain Khox 'oo postpone any con ami cation to
Mubarek ^rith a view to the introduction of the new Mag#
until a more propitious opportunity presented itself.
the Iriuler of Kouoit that this is .lust one of those inci-
I have che honour to be
Sir#
Your rost obedient servpixt#

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Content

The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, and notes, relating to the:

  • Shaikh of Kuwait's date gardens on the Shatt al-`Arab
  • Turkish demand that Kuwaitis should take out Turkish Nationality Certificates
  • registration of Shaikh Mubarak's property at Faddaghiya
  • offer of a cash salary to Shaikh of Kuwait as Qaimaqam

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; the Ruler of Kuwait, Shaikh Mubarak al Sabah; 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 Turkish Arabia, John Gordon Lorimer.

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1 volume (307 folios)
Arrangement

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 front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 309; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located at 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 2-308; 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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'File II. IRAQ (3) Vol. 1 Shaikh of Kuwait's Date Gardens on the Shatt-al Arab. (Kuwait's relations with Turkish Govt. and Turkish demand that Kuwaitis should take out Turkish Nationality Certificates)' [‎16r] (31/636), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/5/5, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100050944616.0x000020> [accessed 6 December 2019]

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