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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)' [‎88r] (185/636)

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.
No. 1278, dated Bushire, the 22nd (received 30th) May 1910.
From— Lieutenant-Colonel P. Z. Cox, C.S.I., C.I.E., 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. ,
To—The Hon'ble Mr. S. H. Butler, C.S.I., C.I.E., Secretary to the Govern
ment of India in the Foreign Department, Simla.
(1) Consul, Basrah, to 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,
No. 17, dated 29th April with enclosures.
(2) Resident, to Consul Basrah, No. 1135, dated
10th May iqio.
(3) 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, to Resident, No. C-
24, dated nth May 1910.
I have the honour to enclose copies of correspondence which has passed
relative to a demand reported to have
been made upon Shaikh Mubarak by the
Turkish Authorities at Basrah, for the
supply of a number of Kuwait subjects for
gendarmerie service in A 1 Hasa.
a. It will be seen that Shaikh Mubarak claims to have successfully parried
the Vali’s suggestion, and this may be true, although the fact cannot be taken
for granted. But this is only one of several straws which have recently served
to indicate the direction of the wind, and I apprehend that, if it cannot be dis
couraged from the fountain head, the activity of patriotic Turkish officials 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. will at no distant date force us into issue with the Porte in con
nection with several matters in regard to which the forward policy of the new
regime clashes with our own interests.
No. 17.
Copy forwarded to 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. at Kuwait through the British Resi
dent at Bushire.
Basrah;
The 2Qth April igio.
F. E. CROW,
His Majesty's Consul.
Telegram No. 12, dated 18th April iqio*
From—His Majesty’s Consul, Basrah,
To—His Majesty’s Ambassador, Constantinople.
Confidential. I learn that the Vali told Shaikh of Kuwait during a recent
interview that the Minister of War and the Minister of Interior had sent orders
to take from Kuwait 21 persons for gendarmerie service at Hasa, and that
Shaikh Mubarak agreed to give them. Communicated to Bushire.
r
Telegram No. , dated 23rd April 1910.
From—His Majesty’s Ambassador, Constantinople,
To— His Majesty’s Consul, Basrah. {
Your telegram, 12th April, No. 18. Minister of the Interior declares that no
such orders have been given. Can you ascertain if the contents of your message
are confirmed by Kuwait, by asking Bushire Resident.
Telegram, No. 18, dated 28th April 1910.
From—His Majesty’s Consul, Basrah, 1
To—His Majesty’s Ambassador, Constantinople.
In reply to Your Excellency’s telegram, April 23rd. Nothing to confirm my
report has so far been received by the Resident. The Vali in the course of

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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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