‘1/1 Volume III Koweit Saudi Relations’ [97r] (198/474)
The record is made up of 1 volume (233 folios). It was created in 30 Mar 1935-4 Jul 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .
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Telegram I.F.O. 1927 & 30
Resident, H.M.S. Bideford.
3rd Reed. 4.6.1935.
Secretary of State for India.
Govt, of India.
Your telegram of the 1st instant 1694 q )
asking me to telegraph my views on Jedda telegram 120
to Foreign Office.
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. Kuwait telegraphs that
Shaikh is most upset at number delegates party and while
he will do his best, he earnestly trusts that figure will
be reduced through H.M.G’s efforts. On his visit Riath
(para 2 of Jedda telegram) Shaikh took 40 men but cases
are not on all fours as Shaikh was invited by Ibn Saud
for friendly visit, while this is a business conference. y''
2. Shaikh will not object to Qusaibi (para 6
of Jedda telegram) although he regards him as prime insti-
gator of Blockade.
3. Situation foreshadowed in my express letter
dated 24th April " By RYAN would now seem to be developing,
and ^audi government by their obstructive attitude (inter
alia raising their delegates party to a preposterous
number; with drivers and servants, it would be near hundred)
are in my opinion doing their best to torpedo conference,
or alternatively to shame and fcumiliate Shaikh by imposing
on him expense of a "counter demonstration" (para 4 of
Jedda telegram). In the case of Bahrain conference, total
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Correspondence and other papers concerning relations between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, and efforts to negotiate the lifting of a 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 II Koweit Saudi relations’ (IOR/R/15/5/110), and includes:
- Correspondence concerning the arrangements and negotiations for a conference between Kuwaiti and Saudi delegates, which was held in Kuwait in June 1935.
- Harry St John Bridger Philby’s plans to visit Kuwait around the time of the Kuwait conference, and presumptions amongst British officials as to the purpose of Philby’s visit.
- Copies of correspondence (in Arabic, with English translations) exchanged between the three Kuwaiti and three Saudi conference delegates.
- Notes on the discussions that took place between Kuwaiti and Saudi delegates at the conference, prepared by 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. (ff 137-146, ff 188-204).
- In May 1935, reports of an armed party of Saudis entering Kuwait territory, and a subsequent protest about the territorial infringement made by British officials.
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 The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. (Lieutenant-Colonel Trenchard William Craven Fowle); the British Government’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (Andrew Ryan).
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- 1 volume (233 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 inside front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 235; 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.
Additional foliation sequences are present in parallel between ff 6-233; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.
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