File 6499/1920 Pt 1 'KOWEIT AFFAIRS: KOWEIT-NEJD BOUNDARY DISPUTE; LOCAL UNPOPULARITY OF SHEIKH'

IOR/L/PS/10/925/1

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The record is made up of 1 item (144 folios). It was created in 16 May 1920-28 Jul 1921. 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.

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The papers concern the Kuwait-Nejd boundary dispute.

Correspondence discusses the arbitration of the British Government in the matter of the border of Kuwaiti territory under the Shaikh of Kuwait [Shaikh Sālim bin Mubārak Āl Ṣabāḥ] with that of the Ruler of Nejd [Najd], Bin Saud [‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd, popularly known as Ibn Sa‘ūd]. In this connection correspondence discusses the supersession of the Anglo-Turkish Convention 1913 by the British Government's 1915 agreement with Bin Saud in which he pledged to resolve disputes by peaceful means and submit to arbitration by the British Government. In addition the correspondence discusses potential hostilities between the Ruler of Ha'il led by the Rashidi dynasty of the Shammar tribe and the Ruler of Nejd, Bin Saud. Also discussed is the Battle of Jahra and the involvement of British military forces by air and sea.

Correspondents include: the Civil Commissioner Baghdad; the High Commissioner, Mesopotamia; 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 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. , Bahrain; the Deputy 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. , Bushire; the Under-Secretary of State for India; the Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Department, Simla; the Air Ministry; Abdul Aziz bin Hasan Qusaibi, Agent of Bin Saud in Bahrain; Bin Saud; the Shaikh of Kuwait; Abdullah al Mut'ab Al-Rashid, Shaikh of Jabal Shammar.

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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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IOR/L/PS/10/925/1
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P 6499/1920 Pt 1

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16 May 1920-28 Jul 1921 (CE, Gregorian)

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File 6499/1920 Pt 1 'KOWEIT AFFAIRS: KOWEIT-NEJD BOUNDARY DISPUTE; LOCAL UNPOPULARITY OF SHEIKH', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/925/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100079444616.0x000002> [accessed 18 February 2020]

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