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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)' [‎32r] (64/636)

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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32 .
Gonf i ierrLi tl
1909.
Office of "the Politicil AiTen"t»ivoi"O
Kg we it/ 97t/li Jamra.r^ T 1909
l ^lor S.O.Knox,I.A.,
p 0 litlo <1 A^em., Koweit
Major P.^.0ox,0.1.>J.,
Poliaical Keaiden^ in ^ne
Persian imlf.
Buehire
Sir f
1 have a.he honour x»o inforu fou nn .t. 1
vicited Sheikh Llobarm this mominB ana he at once
opened the conversation with couplaints regarding
the conduct His hcoellenc^ the d tli of Basra,
who, it arrears, ha i been again agitating wi\ n soiue
vigour the question of Koweit subjects living or
trading in Basra taking out certificates of Turkish
nationality before their claius or coiupl tints are
entertained either b: H.S. or the Turkish Jourts.
2. It will,no loubt, be ffesh in ; our
recollection that, at t.he tiiue of ^tur recent vi >it
here, in the close of Leoeikber 1 ast. Sheikh Mob ar ok
was anxious about the coiupletion of nis purchase
of the ^adhagir/a property 7 and informed both ou and
uy self that H.K.was putting difficulties in the
way and insisting on nls taking out a certificate
of furitish nationality aid that one of the prin-
-cir il objects uz visit to Basra was to consult
with Abdul Aziz bin Haim bin Badar,ihe Sheikh’s
agent and H.B.H’s Gonsul at Basra with regard to
this very question.
3 . 1 found H.d.M*s Consul distinctly
averse to Shell h Mobarak taking ou.t a certificate

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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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