‘1/1 Volume II Koweit Saudi relations’ [70r] (148/534)
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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of India whether the definition in question of Koweit
territory had been communicated to the sheikh they replied
that it might he assumed that it had, hut that it "only
referred to our pledge to defend him against Ihn hashid
who was threatening the immediate neighbourhood of Koweit.
(telegram of 6th April 1911, P.594/11).
8. The more specific undertakings embodied in the
Bunder Shweikh lease of 1907 and quoted in paragraph 2
above may be regarded as to some extent conxnitting us in
respect of "the town of Koweit ana its boundaries". The
phrase "its boundaries" is, however, very vague, and could
perhaps most reasonably be construed as applying to the
iumediate district around Koweit town. The discussions as
to our obligations to the Sheikh which took place in 1911
and which are summarised in paragraphs 9 to 12 below,
appear to have turned essentially on the undertakings oh 1899.
9* In 1911, in connection with the Anglo-Turkish
negotiations, the question of our obligations was examined
in some detail.
The Government of India, on being asked, with
reference to Lord Lanshowne's Memorandum of 1902 to which
reference is made In paragraph 6 above, to "define the
region to which-our obligation extends, and "whether they
accepted" general description of boundaries in 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.
Gazetteer, page 1059 etc;" replied "We are of opinion that
(1) our obligations extend to the limits of the .Sheikh's
territory, (2) these limits, to the best of our knowledge,
are defined with fair accuracy by Lorimer, especially as
regards northern portion..."
10. The Secretary of State for India in the light
of the Government of India’s views, wrote as follows to the
Foreign Office (p.594/11, 8th April 1911);
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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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