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'File 19/163 II (C 77) Nejd-Bahrain Relations' [‎79r] (170/444)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (207 folios). It was created in 3 Mar 1932-30 Dec 1939. 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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confidential. „ •' r . -
fS ■ Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,
/'■ v Kuwait.
HO. 0 -49. if/A ^ A The 7th February, 1936.
om - Captain G.il.H.de Gaury,
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. , Ku?/ait.
To - The Hon 1 ble 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. , Buahire.
Visit of H> ? l»King A^dul Aksiz of Saudi Arabia to
Kuwait.
Sir,
Y/ith reference to ray telegram N o .43- a , dated the 7th
February 1936, I have the honour to submit the following report
on the visit here of the Xing of Saudi Arabia.
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2. His Majesty King Abdul Aziz after a show of proper
reluctance to impose himself on Kuwait, was persuaded by the
Shaikh, who went out to see hira, to enter Kuwait territory as
his guest, on the 30th January.
1 1
3» 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. (Colonel h.r .P.Dickson) went out some
little way to meet his party as i t came in. This is courtesy
in accordance with local ideas, which for some obscure reason or
superstition avoids meeting or seeing off visitors at Town
gat es.
4. The subject of any private political discussions which
may have taken place between the Shaikh and the King are still
undivulged. Ho official conversations took place.
5* The King^s visit was generally said to be due to a desire
to be near at hand to Shaikh Yusuf Yassin, who is engaged in
conversations in Bagdad in connection with the Pnct of Mori-
Aggression (Turkey-Persia, Iraq-Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan)
and possibly in addition on a aide agreement between Iraq and
/ Saudi

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This file contains correspondence regarding relations between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

The topics discussed in the file include the signing of a Treaty of Extradition between the Government of Bahrain and the Government of Hejaz-Nejd, a visit made by Amir Saud to Bahrain, visits made by Ibn Saud to Kuwait and Bahrain and territorial issues between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia related to a number of islands between their coasts. The activities of the Bahrain Petroleum Company and the Californian Arabian Standard Oil Company are also discussed.

Two maps of Bahrain and its vicinity are contained on folio 156b and folio 157b. The maps contain information related to oil deposits and facilities.

A bi-lingual (Arabic and English) copy of the Treaty of Extradition between the Government of Bahrain and the Government of Hejaz-Nejd is contained on folios 6-9.

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1 volume (207 folios)
Arrangement

File is arranged in chronological order, from earliest at beginning of the file to most recent at end.

An index of topics contained in the file is contained on folio 2a. The index utilises the uncircled foliation system.

Physical characteristics

A bound correspondence volume. The main foliation sequence commences at the titlepage and terminates at the 5th sheet from the back of the volume; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and can be found 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 second foliation sequence runs between f 3 and f 193; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled and are located in the same position as the main sequence.

A set of index numbers corresponding with the index at the back run through the volume; these numbers are written in red crayon and are circled. Foliation errors: 2A and 2B; 156A and 156B; 157A and 157B; 164A and 164B.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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