‘1/1 Volume I Koweit Saudi relations’ [68r] (146/608)
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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5. A curious thing also happened immediately after uhe
Sheikhs return on 3rd April. A1 Nafiei called on me on
the 5th,(he is Bin Sauds agent as you know) He urged me
solemnly and with obvious sincerity and anxiety in his
voice, to use all my endeavours with to end the
Blockade quickly, for Kuwait was in a very baa way indeed
just now. He Instanced the fact that the Sheikh had since
hia return called on the merchants for a ^10000/- subscript-
inn to feed the poor, and that the amount collected had
reached ifeQOOO/- in two days: Nafisi ended his talk by
saying that he had received a personal letter from Bin
Saud by the hand of his son who had accompanied the Sheikhs
party, to the effect that he Bin Saud sent his special
rt salaams** to me, and was much pleased with all my efforts
to bring about a better understanding between Kuwait and
6. I have a sort of feeling that the Sheikhs curious desire
to keep in with Bln Saud these days is possibly due to
the Anti British propaganda which has for sometime past
been going on in Kuwait: I ha mentioned the matter to
you before. It takes the form that Great Britain is
loosing her grip of things in the Hear Bast and Bast general
-ly, as Instance th© condition of India, her relaxing
her hold in Iraq, and her policy in Persia etc. etc.
Great Britain is pictured as being all too ready nowadays
to adopt the line of least resistance, abandon her rights,
desert her friends, and generally rely on the League of
Nations (a broken reed) to ajust her affairs for her.
Nearer home, the Sheikh has seen unaccountable delays as
he thinks, in the matter of his Date Gardens, the settle
ment of the Blockade, and the Post and Telegraph question.
All this In a way confirms he thinks what propagandists
are ever preaching. He of course fears : ejd and Iraq, the
latter much more than the former. What better course he
thinks than to be in the fashion and arrange a rapprochmant
with one of his strong neighbours Bln Saud, a big personage
certainly and to whom he after all is related, by tribal ties
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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:
- Correspondence exchanged between British officials in London ( 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. , Foreign Office), 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) and 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 Hugh Vincent Biscoe; Lieutenant-Colonel Trenchard Craven William Fowle).
- Correspondence exchanged between 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 and the Ruler of Kuwait, Shaikh Sir Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah [Aḥmad al-Jābir Āl Ṣabāḥ].
- Copies of correspondence (translated into English) exchanged between the Ruler of Kuwait and the King of Hejaz and Nejd.
- Copies of food prices lists, issued by the Arabia Saoudiyah [Saudi Arabia] Government, and published in the Um-Alkura [ Umm-al-Qura ] newspaper in May 1933 (ff 280-283).
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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