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‘1/1 Volume II Koweit Saudi relations’ [‎112r] (232/534)

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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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Shaikh of Kuwait has waived claim and His Majesty’s
Government intend to pursue actively question of Kuwait
blockade settlement of which is imperative. Course of
correspondence regarding claims has revealed dangerous
misunderstandings as a result of direct correspondence
between Shaikh and Ibn aud. In view of their special
relations with Kuwait nature of which was explained to
Saudi Government in 19 27, His Majesty’s Government consider
matter affecting official relations between Ibn Saud and
Shaikh should be conducted through their intermediary.
This applies also to neutral zone regarding which Sadui
Government have recently consulted His Majesty’s Government
but only after intimating ? theme very considerably to
certain parties on a matter (Oil) which equally concerns
Shaikh and therefore His Majesty’s Government. Latter
have also had reasons for perturbation as regards relations
between Ibn Saud and one of the rulers of (Qatar) ed
in same articles of Treaty of Jedda. They wish to remind
Saudi Government that their interests in these matters
depends on specific treaties with than and on fact that
their territories within British sphere of influence
as defined by Anglo-Turkish Convention of 1913 and 1914
which determined eastern boundaries of ^ejd as His Majesty’s
Government have recently had oc caaion to to united
States Government in reply to an enquiry.
I submit this suggest! on wi th diffidence. If it
were possible to adopt it I suggest conmunication in form of
memorandum from His Majesty’s Government. As such it would
pave the way for action Kuwait blockade quest! on
on whatever line you cont an plate. As regards neutral zone
it would be established position that Ibn Saud cannot expect
His Majesty’s Government merely to bring Shaikh into line
with his own premature arrangements with prospective
concessionaries. As regards Qatar it would produce

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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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