Skip to item: of 54
Information about this record Back to top
Open in Universal viewer
Open in Mirador IIIF viewer

Coll 6/10(2) 'Saudi-Arabian Affairs: Financial and Internal situation' [‎18r] (35/54)

This item is part of

The record is made up of 1 file (25 folios). It was created in 23 Apr 1939-11 Jan 1940. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

Transcription

This transcription is created automatically. It may contain errors.

Apply page layout

Confidential.
3672
] i Ljj ‘-K Q
i i •*./ f
D.O.No. C/341-6/^ ,
The Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. ,
the 22nd May 1^39.
Dear Sir Trenchard,
Will you please refer to your demi-official
letter No«451-S dated the 4th May 1^39 about the
Qosaibis ?
2. Both Belgrave and I keep a careful watch lor
indications of Qosaibi efforts to assume a consular
position and I do not think there need be any anxiety
lest the Bahrain Government should accord the Qosaibis
a. higher position than that of a private forwaiding
agent for Ibn Saud.
3, In regard to the question of exemption from
customs duty on one of their cars, His Highness the
Shaikh of Bahrain got out of this difficulty cleverly,
by actually paying in cash himself the customs duty
on it as a present to the Qosaibis I
Yours sincerely,
Sd. H. Weightman.
The Honourable Lieutenant-Colonel
Sir Trenchard Fowle, K.C.i.m.,
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
Buhsire.
C.B.B.,
Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. ,

About this item

Content

This file relates to the finances of the Saudi Arabian Government and to the political situation in Saudi Arabia generally. It consists partly of copies of correspondence between 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 Sir Trenchard Craven William Fowle, succeeded by Major Charles Geoffrey Prior) and 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 Bahrain (Hugh Weightman), and partly of copies of correspondence received by the Foreign Office from the British Minister at Jedda (Sir Reader William Bullard), which have been forwarded by the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to the Under-Secretary of State for India. Matters discussed in the correspondence include changes to the value of the Saudi riyal, Ibn Saud's [‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd's] indebtedness to the Qusaibi [Āl Quṣaybī] family, and concerns held both by 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. and 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. that members of the Qusaibi family could attempt to establish themselves as official representatives of Ibn Saud in Bahrain. The file also includes a short report from the British Minister at Jedda, which discusses the state of affairs in Saudi Arabia generally.

The file includes a divider, which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

Extent and format
1 file (25 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 27; 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. A previous foliation sequence, which is present between ff 1-26 and is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

Written in
English in Latin script
View the complete information for this record

Use and share this item

Share this item
Cite this item in your research

Coll 6/10(2) 'Saudi-Arabian Affairs: Financial and Internal situation' [‎18r] (35/54), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/2076, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100049242408.0x000024> [accessed 5 March 2024]

Link to this item
Embed this item

Copy and paste the code below into your web page where you would like to embed the image.

<meta charset="utf-8"><a href="https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100049242408.0x000024">Coll 6/10(2) 'Saudi-Arabian Affairs: Financial and Internal situation' [&lrm;18r] (35/54)</a>
<a href="https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100049242408.0x000024">
	<img src="https://iiif.qdl.qa/iiif/images/81055/vdc_100000000555.0x000266/IOR_L_PS_12_2076_0035.jp2/full/!280,240/0/default.jpg" alt="" />
</a>
IIIF details

This record has a IIIF manifest available as follows. If you have a compatible viewer you can drag the icon to load it.https://www.qdl.qa/en/iiif/81055/vdc_100000000555.0x000266/manifestOpen in Universal viewerOpen in Mirador viewerMore options for embedding images

Use and reuse
Download this image