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‘1/1 Volume V Koweit Saudi Relations’ [‎240r] (488/648)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (320 folios). It was created in 17 Apr 1936-20 Oct 1938. 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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4.
Conunission as laid down in Article 9.
In insisting with the Shaikh and the Saudi Gov
ernment that we should be associated in some form or
other with the activities on which the success of the
Treaty would largely depend we are, I think, on strong
ground* in the first place the Treaty will be made on
behalf of the Shaikh of Kuwait by H*M.G* who are
responsible for the foreign relations of Kuwait, in the
second place in case of serious differences over the
implementing of the T r eaty arising between the Shaikh and
the Saudi Government the latter wil undoubtedly apply to
us for assistance, and we would be in a much better
position to smooth matters over is we had been kept
informed by 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. of the rights and w-rongs
of the matter in dispute from the beginning. Further 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. by being associated with the Frontier
authorities will often be able to influence both sides to
settle questions amicable on the spot.
4. We might discuss the whole treaty question
some time.
Sd. T.C. Fowle.
11 . 10 .
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Correspondence and papers concerning negotiations over the drafting of trade, Bon Voisinage and extradition treaties between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, in an effort to lift the trade blockade, imposed upon Kuwait at the orders of the 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 IV Koweit Saudi Relations’ (IOR/R/15/5/112), and includes:

  • Multiple drafts in both Arabic and English of a ‘Regulation for the Control of Caravans and Traders between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia’.
  • A copy of Al-Waqayah [Iraq Government Gazette] dated 1936 (ff 191-200), and a printed copy of the extradition agreement between Saudi Arabia and the Government of Iraq (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), dated 1931 (ff 201-207).
  • Multiple drafts in both Arabic and English of Bon Voisinage and extradition treaties between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

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. (Captain Gerald Simpson DeGaury); 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; Reader William Bullard); the Ruler of Kuwait (Shaikh Aḥmad al-Jābir Āl Ṣabāḥ); Foreign and 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. representatives in London.

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1 volume (320 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.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 318; 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 first and last leading and ending flyleaves.

Two additional foliation sequences are also present in parallel between ff 4-315, and ff 28-315; 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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