‘1/1 Volume IV Koweit Saudi Relations’ [22r] (52/510)
The record is made up of 1 volume (247 folios). It was created in 29 May 1935-21 Apr 1936. 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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( 3) S audi Blockad e _oLA9j-gAj^i- T,im ny*
THE SHEIKH said that in 1929 he had received a
letter from H.M.G. concerning his trade with hejd,
Aziz. His Excellency had carried out his part and had
even fought with A1 huwish’s people, "but H.M.G. , for their
part, had as yet failed to make any progress towards a
solution of the blockade. A Saudi deputation of 83
persons had recently visited Koweit, but His excellency
thought that no good had come of the conference which had
HR.LAITHWAITE said that for some time H.M.G. had
been trying hard to reach a solution of the Dlocxade
question with King Abdul Aziz, and that, as tne Sheikh
would remember the proposal for a conference regarding iu,
which had now materialised, had originated with the late
Sir Hugh Biscoe. He reminded the Sheikh that matters
had been held up for more than a year owing to a
misunderstanding about certain correspondence between
His Excellency and the King of Saudi Arabia. After
briefly recalling the proceedings at the recent Conference
at Koweit, he said that H.M.G. regarded it as satisfactory
that the Saudi delegation had gone so far as agreeing
even on the principle of a system of manifests and
Customs posts. H.M.G. entirely agreed that the Saudi
demand for a guarantee as a condition of agreement on this
basis, that not a single Koweit smuggler would cross the
frontier was quite unreasonable. The 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. and
that if His Excellency would prevent help being
given to Eaisal al Duwish, H.M.G. would endeavour to
reach a solution of his trade difficulties with King Abdul
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Correspondence and papers concerning relations between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, and British officials’ efforts to negotiate the lifting of a trade blockade, imposed upon Kuwait at the orders of the of King of Saudi Arabia, ‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd (Ibn Sa‘ūd). The volume is a direct chronological continuation of ‘1/1 Volume III Koweit Saudi Relations’ (IOR/R/15/5/111), and includes:
- Further diplomatic exchanges amongst British, Saudi and Kuwaiti officials, relating to the incursion into Kuwaiti territory by an armed Saudi party in May 1935.
- Saudi assertions that smuggling from Kuwait into Saudi Arabia has increased in the wake of the Kuwait-Saudi conference held in July 1935.
- The death of the Amir of Hasa [al-Aḥsā’] Abdulla al Jiluwi [‘Abdullāh bin Jilūwī Āl Sa‘ūd] in October 1935;
- Discussions regarding a proposal, put forward by Ibn Saud, for the recognition of Arafa [’arafa] law between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
- In early 1936, Saudi Government proposals for a lifting of the blockade, and reports of the Ruler of Kuwait’s agreement in principle to the proposals.
The volume’s principal correspondents are: the Kuwait 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. (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 Government’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (Andrew Ryan); the British Chargé d’Affaires at Jedda (Albert Spencer Calvert); representatives of the Government of Saudi Arabia (Fuad Bey Hamza, Yusuf Yasin, Feysal [Fayṣal bin ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Āl Sa‘ūd]); the Ruler of Kuwait (Shaikh Aḥmad al-Jābir Āl Ṣabāḥ).
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- 1 volume (247 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 249; 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 4-246; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.
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