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Coll 30/127 'Persian Gulf. Koweit. Relations between Ibn Saud and the Sheikh of Kuwait' [‎60r] (119/167)

The record is made up of 1 file (81 folios). It was created in 6 Jan 1936-8 Mar 1948. 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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Draft Paper
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practicable to do so, but t*re,y are
particularly aim.1 uus LliaL Political
Agent should be in the closest touch
y / 7 /
with them if'they take place. Apart
fact that Ihn saud is weliT aware
of H.M'.G. 1 s position in regard to
Koweit, th^ N fact \of De G^ury having
been present at the (flscussions in
Riyadh would constitute obvious
argument for his being present in
' 1
similar discussions in Koweit (I presume
of couy&e that visit is unlikely to
take place before Dickson hands oyer.)
(4^1. It is probably unnecessary to
take any line at Jedda (see/paragraph 3
of Jedda^elegram of 7th January, No.7)
except to w&lcome it a§/opportunity
for still further strengthening
friendly personal relations between
King and sheikh. Any Suggestion to
Saudi Government of restriction on
political discussions would pfs^bably
only annoy Ibn SaucL without be in,

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This file contains correspondence between British officials, primarily at the Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. and the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Kuwait, concerning relations between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

The correspondence in the file focuses on a visit made to Kuwait by the King of Saudi Arabia, 'Abd al'-Aziz bin 'Abd al-Rahman bin Faysal Al Sa'ud (referred to as Ibn Saud in the file), in 1935 and a reciprocal visit to Saudi Arabia made by the Ruler of Kuwait, Shaikh Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, in 1939. A detailed account of Ibn Saud's visit to Kuwait is contained between folios 35 and 42.

The file includes a divider, which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (81 folios)

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 83; 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. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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Coll 30/127 'Persian Gulf. Koweit. Relations between Ibn Saud and the Sheikh of Kuwait' [‎60r] (119/167), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3861, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 29 March 2020]

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