'File 22/23 II Kuwait Conference 1924' [138r] (275/544)
The record is made up of 1 volume (270 folios). It was created in 16 Jan 1924-23 Mar 1924. 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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(code) ® /36
Prom, Knox. Kuwait.
Tp, Colonies. Repeated Baghdad and Jerusalem,Post copy
In regard to forthcoming Conference meeting in first week of Marc!
I venture to impress on 3 -overnment the inevitable delay involved
in summoning delegates,especially from llejd. -hese must be
summoned by. next mail of 14th: February , otnerw^ise no suitable
opportunity offers until 38th:,which is too late.Even if telegrap]
is used , wire must leave Kuwait before 16th : February to allow
message to find them at A1 Ahsa in time to catch the mail of 25th
Before summons issues, it apps&rs to me that clear
orders are required on following five points ,otherwise future
meetings of Conference will avail us less than the last meetings.
(1) Is economic pressure to be applied,or threatened,to
Bin Baud ? If not, I see no chance of agreement or use in further
discussion . Resident 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. informs me that stoppage of
Bahrain shipments from Bombay is only mistake oi steamer^ Agents.
(2) If answer to (1) is in the affirmative, pressure wilJ
lead to little, unless someone sees him and convinces him that h<
must yield to necessity and deser^ boundary. ^
( 3 ) Reply seems required to Sultan s message conveyed ir
my telegram No: 57 dated 33th: January. I suggest that it shoulc
take form that we regard Khurma,Turaba and Khaibar as essential
portions of Hedjaz territory and, if Bultan will not leave Hedj
alone , we shall deprive him of Jauf and whole of Jadi Sirhan,
where,as mandatory state,we shall make such arrangements as se.
suitable to us. He should .^Iso be told that King Hussain has a
least as much right to interest himself in Asir affairs as SuJ
of Nejd,both being border states, and that in no circumstance*
can British G-overnment admit interest of Sultan of Nejd in
Kunfidhah on the opposite side of Asir from H e jd boundary ,mo
especially as Nejd is not a maritime state expept * or A1 Ah*
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The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, and notes relating to the 1923-24 Kuwait Conference to arbitrate the Najd-Transjordan and Najd-Hijaz boundaries. The main topics discussed include the following:
- the Kuwait Conference: adjournment, 1924;
- further negotiations.
The discussion in the volume relates to the minutes of the sessions (3rd to 12th) and the exhortations of the President of the conference, Stuart George Knox, to the delegates not to take hardened negotiating positions. Topics discussed in the correspondence also include: Ibn Sa'ud's health, flags and badges and raising of armed forces. An index to the volume is given in folio 269.
The principal correspondents in the volume include: the Secretary of State for Colonies, London; 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 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. , Stuart George Knox; the High Commissioner, Baghdad; the High Commissioner, Jerusalem; 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; 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.
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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 272; 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. Two additional foliation sequences are also present in parallel between ff 3-269, and ff 163-261; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.
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