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‘1/1 Volume I Koweit Saudi relations’ [‎4r] (18/608)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (294 folios). It was created in 2 Mar 1929-9 Jul 1933. It was written in English. 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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D.O. No. 4-4-7
Wv dear
I write to tell you of an interesting story which
I have recently heard. It incidentally throws light on
Bin sauds method of keeping certain of the principal men
in places opposed to him, in his pay. I have been assured
of the authenticity of the story by at least one reliable
person, lin strictest confidence of course ).
(2) It appears that early in June last Bin S&ud senu his
confidential servant Al Rabai via Riath down to Kuwait
with confidential letters as well as X?OQ/ in gold coin.
The man travelled to the coast with Sheikh Ahmed*s messen^r
one Ibn Malyus.
When near to the Kuwait frontier both were siezed by the
Ajman rebels and imprisoned, though not before ibn Rabai
had managed to hand over his saddlebags containing the
money and letters to ibn M^lyua with the request that if
he got away, he should keep the contents in trust and
hand them over to no man but the Aialr s&ud at Riath.
(3) , ibn Malyus, the rebels released as soon as they
knew he was the sheikh of Kuwait's messenger but Al Rabai
they cast into irons.
(4) , in due course ibn Malyus reached Kuwait, delivered
his own letters and reported the condition of Al pabai.
(3). In the meantime K.B. Mullah saleh the sheikhs
Wazir by means best known to himself got to know that
ibn Malyus was in possession of the saddlebags contains
ing Al Rabai's secret matter, so sending for him he
demanded that the contents be handed over.
Ibn Malyus to save himself handed over the letters, but
vut v
The Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. .
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. .

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Papers concerning relations between Kuwait and the Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd (later Saudi Arabia), and a trading blockade imposed on Kuwait by the King of Hejaz and Nejd (from September 1932, the King of the Arab Sa’udite Kingdom [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 volume includes:

Some of the volume’s correspondence is in Arabic, accompanied by English translations.

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1 volume (294 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 294; 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 six leading and ending flyleaves.

Additional foliation sequences are present in parallel between ff 3-294; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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