The file contains correspondence related to assistance provided by the Political Agent, Kuwait, and other Government of India offices to the Shaikh of Kuwait. The correspondence is mostly between the Political Agent, Political Residency in the Persian Gulf, Government of India (Political Department), Political Offices in Basra and Baghdad, and the succeeding Shaikhs of Kuwait (Mobarak [Shaikh Mubarak bin Ṣabāḥ Āl Ṣabāḥ], Jabir [Shaikh Jābir II al-Mubārak Āl Ṣabāḥ], Salim [Shaikh Sālim bin Mubārak Āl Ṣabāḥ], and Ahmed [Shaikh Aḥmad al-Jābir Āl Ṣabāḥ]). Further correspondence is from the Revenue and Judicial Commissioner in Baluchistan, Office of the Comptroller at the India Treasuries, Basra Customs House, Civil Transport Officer at Basra, High Commissioner for Iraq, British Legation in Tehran, Political Agent, Bahrain, several Kuwaiti merchants, and a number of British firms wishing to sell their products to the Shaikh.The file contains the following:papers concerning the destruction of locusts, including 'Memorandum on the Destruction of Locusts', 12 June 1902, by Major J Ramsay, Political Agent and Deputy Commissioner, Quetta-Peshin (folios 6-9)papers connected to assistance given to the Shaikh for the manning, repairs, and purchase of parts for his boatspapers concerning the loan of vessels to people close to the Shaikhpapers related to the arrangements for loans from the Government of India to the Shaikhpapers connected to assistance given to the Shaikh for the purchase of a variety of things, such as hawks, motor cars, garden produce, and paintcorrespondence, customs receipts, and export statements connected to the regular check that imports from Fao were for the Shaikh's personal use (and thus exempt from duty) as declaredpapers connected to assistance given to Kuwaiti merchants in India and Persiapapers concerning the exemption from Indian custom duty given to the Sultan of Muscat and the Shaikhs of Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatarcatalogues from various British firms hoping to conduct business with the Shaikhpapers connected to the case of stolen camels and the effort to track them down.
1 file (621 folios)
The file is arranged in rough chronological order.
Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 623; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto side of each folio. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 2-355; these numbers are also written in pencil or crayon, but are not circled. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.