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File 2182/1913 Pt 2 'Persian Gulf Situation in El Katr Policy towards Bin Saud' [‎104r] (209/543)

The record is made up of 1 volume (269 folios). It was created in 18 Nov 1913-22 Nov 1916. It was written in English and French. 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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Enclosure No. 1. ~
Translation of a letter dated the from Shaikh’Abdul’Aziz hin
’Abdur Rahman al Faisal to Major A. P. Trevor, C.LE., 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.
I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your esteemed letter, dated the
11th instant, brought by my servant Yusuf and that of your last letter, dated the
21st Kabi att Thani 1332, and to say that I have understood what you mentioned
therein. And God willing I will act just as you informed. Presently, In-sha-Allah
I am proceeding towards Kuwait as I informed you before. Of course I will refer
the Consul at Kuwait either personally or by letter and I shall not be able to do
without necessary information from you.
Please send your letters through the Consul at Kuwait. After doing the
needful I shall, God willing, let you know what is required.
Enclosure No. 2.
No. 732, dated the 25th April 1914.
From—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,
To —Shaikh ’Abdul ’Aziz bin ’Abdur Rahman al Faisal.
I have received your honoured letter, dated the 22nd Jamadi al Awwr.l 1332, and
understood its contents. When you are in the neighbourhood of Kuwait, any in
formation which I could give you will be given by 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. there.
I hope you are in good health ; may you be preserved and salam.
Enclosure No. 3.
No. C.-15 (Confidential), dated Kuwait, the 22nd April 1914.
From —Lieutenant-Colonel W. G. Grey, I.A., 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,
To—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. , Bushire.
In continuation of my letter No. C.-13, dated 14th instant, I have the honour
to report further on the subject of Bin Sahid and the Turkish Government.
2. The persons mentioned as having been deputed to interview Bin Sahid on
behalf of the Turks are to arrive in Kuwait in the Anglo-Persian Oil Company’s
SS. “Ferrara ,, which is expected to-day. Bin Sa’ud has not yet reached Subaihiyah,
but is expected there any day this week. MeanwTtile the deputation will be enter
tained by Shaikh Sir Mubarak in Kuwait, he having returned from camp, and his
investiture with the Osmanieh will take place to-morrow or next day.
3. I attach a translation of a letter from Bin Sa ud to Sir Mubarak which the
latter handed to me during an interview on Monday. It represents an interesting
piece of oriental diplomacy, the original document will be shewn to the deputation
by the Shaikh with the remark that he has done what little he can but this is
Bin Sa’ud’s reply; his face will thus be saved vis-a-vis of his guests while the attitude
of Bin Sa’ud remains unaltered.
4. I hope to meet Bin Sa’ud prior to his interview with the deputation.
Sub-Enclosure in Enclosure No* 3.
Dated the 20 th Jamadi al Awwal 1332 (16th April 1914).
From— ’Abdul ’Aziz bin Sa’ud,
To— Shaikh Sir Mubarak-as-Sabah.
After compliments.
In agreeing to approach (Kuwait) I have obeyed your instructions as regards
obecience and submission to our Government, but you know well with what con
tempt and disdain the officials of Government have treated me, and you have seen the
patience with which I have submitted to their conduct all these years not with
standing that I never once experienced anything from them which could console me.

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This volume contains part 2 of the subject 'Persia Gulf'. It primarily concerns British policy towards Bin Saud [‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd] following the latter's occupation of Ottoman-ruled El Hassa [Al Hasa]. Included in the volume are the following:

Correspondents include the following:

The part includes a divider that gives the subject and part number, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references contained in the part by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

Extent and format
1 volume (269 folios)
Arrangement

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

The subject 2182 (Persia Gulf) consists of 8 volumes: IOR/L/PS/10/384-391. The volumes are divided into 12 parts with part 1 comprising the first volume, part 2 comprising the second volume, part 3 comprising the third volume, parts 4-5 comprising the fourth volume, part 6 comprising the fifth volume, parts 7-8 comprising the sixth volume, parts 9-10 comprising the seventh volume, and parts 11-12 comprising the eighth volume.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 271; 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. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 6-270; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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