‘1/1 Volume II Koweit Saudi relations’ [59r] (126/534)
The record is made up of 1 volume (261 folios). It was created in 5 Jul 1933-13 Mar 1935. 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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v. r o should he able to tell Ibn Saud openly that v/e were
responsible for defending the Sheikh's interests in any
MR, LAITHWAITE said that the explanation of the
system of direct correspondence between the Sheikh and
Ibn Saud was, he thought, that it dated from a time when
the latter was not so important a ruler as he had since
become and when we had taken the view that it was un
necessary to take too strict a view of correspondence
between Sheikh and Sheikh, That position was now
changed, and reconsideration seemed desirable. Ibn
Saud was well aware both that His Majesty 5 s Government
conducted the foreign relations of Koweit and that the
oheikh ±1 ao. unoeroaken certain obligations towards us..
He agreed that it was now necessary to exert stricter
control over the correspondence in question and to
emphasize our own special position in Koweit vis-a-vis of
Ibn Saud more definitely than had been the case while
iraq was still under British control. He suggested that
v/e might; (a) check Ibn Saud when he appeared to be
presuming too far with regard to Koweit - a policy which
we were in fact now prepared to follow in regard to the
Saudi-Koweit blockade, and (b) enforce stricter regula
tions on the Sheikh in the matter of direct correspondence
GO LONE .u vOWLE agreed. Such action would show both
ohoheikh ano. Ibn Saud that we considered the Sheikh to
se uno-Sj. cut direction. If we did not take some such
s^ep as oh is r v/e might he in danger of finding ourselves
.i.aced with the results of a kind of conspiracy between the
Sne.t.xh ano. j~bn Saud, We ought, therefore, to write to
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Correspondence and other papers concerning relations between Britain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The volume is a direct chronological continuation of ‘1/1 Volume I Koweit Saudi relations’ (IOR/R/15/5/109), and covers the following subjects:
- The movements of Khalid bin Hithlain of the Al-’Ajman tribe.
- The trading blockade, imposed on Kuwait by the King of Saudi Arabia, ‘Abdul ‘Aziz bin ‘Abdur Rahman al-Faisal [‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd (Ibn Sa‘ūd)].
- The views of British Government officials on Britain’s obligations to Kuwait, in light of the blockade.
- Negotiations between British and Saudi officials (including the Saudi Arabian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Faud Hamza [Fu’ād Ḥamzah]) concerning Saudi Arabia’s borders with its neighbours, the Kuwait blockade, and Yemen.
The volume’s principal correspondents include: 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. at Kuwait (Lieutenant-Colonel Harold Richard Patrick Dickson); 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. (Lieutenant-Colonel Trenchard William Craven Fowle); the British Minister at Jedda [Jeddah] (Andew Ryan); the British Chargé d’Affaires at Jedda (Albert Spencer Calvert).
The volume contains several papers in Arabic, which are usually accompanied by English translations.
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- 1 volume (261 folios)
The volume’s contents are arranged in approximate chronological order, from the earliest item at the front to the latest at the end.
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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 261; 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.
The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers; nor does it include the two leading and ending flyleaves.
Additional foliation sequences are present in parallel between ff 4-261; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.
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