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‘1/1 Volume II Koweit Saudi relations’ [‎138r] (284/534)

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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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aheiRh should hf warned that no .uoorriclal, com unlcatlon
could b^: rtcogulsad as binding by His tojosty 1 ® Government
The beet course in all the circumstances seemed to toe to
leave matters as they w er© for the aw)ment* If, in fact, as
stated by the Uheikh, (paragraph 11 of Colonel Dickson’s
despatch of the 6th April, Ho.CaEbj m mi® til official
communications that passed between the ,.f.telkh and Xbn ^&ud,
that was to some extent a safeguard. The Sheikh was
perhaps likely to toe more careful than in the past as a
result of his unfortunate correspondence ov<-r the claims,
er^l it would be open to us to emphasise at a suitable stage
that we could recognise no correspondence that we had not
seen. 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. might toe relied on to scrutinise
all correspondence carefully.
After further discussion, during which f;r* Earner
suggested that a somewhat better control might be achieved
If the sheikh’s recent assurances to Dolocrl Dickson (i.e.
that he showed to tr.e Political .Agant all official earraspon*
dance with Xbn Gaud) were officially coarrmnicated to Ibn Gaud
as part of the dAnarchs foreshadowed in the previous para*
graph, it was agreed that matters might be left for further
discussion with the Political Heaidant and Colonel Dickson
during their leave in ingland this summer<

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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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