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File 57/1928 Pt 6 'Iraq-Nejd Relations: Koweit Situation. Air and Car Reconnaisances.' [‎spine] (3/1126)

The record is made up of 1 volume (559 folios). It was created in 13 Dec 1927-18 May 1929. It was written in 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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The volume concerns the defence of the frontier of Koweit [Kuwait] against raids by Akhwan [Ikhwan] tribesmen (also referred to as 'Wahabis') from the Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd, and the activities of the Akhwan along the border with Kuwait and Iraq.

In addition to 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. correspondence and memoranda, the file includes correspondence from: the Colonial Office; the High Commissioner for Iraq; 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 the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. ; 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; the Air Ministry; the Senior Naval Officer in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. (SNOPG); and the Foreign Office.

The papers cover: the use of motor cars, armoured cars and machine guns in the defence of Kuwait; the supply of arms to the Shaikh of Kuwait; tribal movements; reports of raids (e.g. folios 474-476, description of fighting at Riqa'i involving the Mutair [Muṭayr] in 1928; and folio 165, description of raid on Iraq tribes, 1929); naval support for Kuwait from Royal Navy ships and landing parties; proposed air reconnaissance of the Kuwait frontier; the attitude of the Akhwan to Ibn Saud [‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd] (e.g. folio 295); intelligence concerning raids; the death of a United States citizen at the hands of Akhwan raiders (folios 156-196); the policy on Nejdi refugees from Ibn Saud entering Kuwait, March-May 1929; and reports on 'Relations with Kuwait' by Captain John Bagot Glubb, Administrative Inspector-in-Charge, Southern Desert, Government of Iraq (folios 64-83).

The file includes a divider which gives the subject number, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references contained by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 volume (559 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume. The subject 57 (Iraq-Nejd Relations) consists of sixteen volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/1234-1249. The volumes are divided into nineteen parts, with each part comprising one volume, apart from parts 4-5, 7-8, and 17-18, which each comprise a single volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 555; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in 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 1-555; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled. The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the leading and ending flyleaves.

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File 57/1928 Pt 6 'Iraq-Nejd Relations: Koweit Situation. Air and Car Reconnaisances.' [‎spine] (3/1126), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/1238, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100078845189.0x000004> [accessed 16 July 2024]

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