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‘1/1 Volume II Koweit Saudi relations’ [‎66r] (140/534)

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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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policy and present a coiimou front to the ’.'/est. You know what
the n. f. 0. C. is. Another name for the British Government,
as we saw in Persia the other day, even if we had not known
it before. Take my tip and keep them out at all costs.
Play about with Holmes, if you like. But don't trust him
and remember that in the long run your best policy would be
to deal like me direct with American interests, using the
others to put up the price".
6. It is easy enough to detect fallacies in the above
mag inary address. I do not know enough about the Sheikh
f Koweit to judge what his reaction to it would be but many
n Arab, not well pleased with British protectors, might
hid it convincing enough to be attracted into Ibn Saud's
arlour.
7. I wrote the above notes in Jedda at the end of June,
thought them too hypothetical at that time to submit them
)r official consideration* They may, however, be worthy
- some attention now that 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. and I are
)th in this country and Colonel Hickson will soon be available
xr consultation, except that Ibn Saud continues to shev/ a
irked anxiety to avoid all complications, I see no material
)ason to modify what I wrote nearly three months ago, subject
.ways to the consideration that I merely suggest an uncertain
>rking theory to be tested by further examination and by
-eping a close watch on future developments.
igust 16th, 19-55.

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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)
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The volume’s contents are arranged in approximate chronological order, from the earliest item at the front to the latest at the end.

Physical characteristics

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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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