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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)' [‎21r] (41/636)

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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Confidential
1907*
Office of 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. *Kov/eit*
Kovreit 36th Jul^- 1907.
From
To
Sir,
Ma j or S # G. Knox, i. A *,
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. , Kovreit,
Major P.Z.Cox,C.I.E.,
Political Hesident in the
Persian uulf,
IBusiii re.
I have *ohe jionour to inform ^ ou tixat
at a visit paid ’oo me bj Sheikh Mobarak txiis morning
he informed me that certain Koweit merchants, subjects
of his and trading in Basra,v/ere being pressed bj
the Turkish axxthoril ies to take out certificates of
nationality, p resumab ly Trxrki sh•
3. FFailing compl^Ciance,they were threat-
-»ened with being expelled the town*
3. Sheikh Jlobaraic said that he had told
these men tixat on no account should they accept such
certificates and that t/u-y should prefer expulsion
and come to him for orders and redress.
4. I suggested to the Sheikh that it
would be advisable for me to consult jrou on tne
subject and ohe Sheikh replied that txiat was wiraf he
wished.
5. The Sheikh specially instanced the
case of Hamad ul Khalid \Tl\o is one of the brothers,
partners in tire firm of Ml Khatiiair. Tnls firm has
extensive dealings all over the ' ulf, including Basra,
and in India and theoretically, it would not seem
that

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

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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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