Coll 6/10(2) 'Saudi-Arabian Affairs: Financial and Internal situation' [25r] (49/54)
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. .
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D • 0«a.\io • 4 3l ••
, the 4 th M
My dear nightman,
^ould you please refer to your letter .C/269
of the 23rd April 1939 on the subject of the £isaibi family
I believe that, as Bullard points out, Ibn Baud
ib still in debt to the ^usaibi family and is presumably j
trying to be generous to them by proxy throu^i the Bahrain I
Government. The financial relations between ibn Baud and }
the ^.usaibis are of course not our concern, but v/hat is
our concern is to ensure that the family do not establish
a position in Bahrain as official or even quasi-official
representatives of Ibn Baud, which of course is precluded
by the Bahrain treaties with us. ihe family have tried
to do this in the past and at one time gave a good deal of
trouble in Bahrain (vide Bisaoe’s letter ho.60-T, dated the
*cf i6th JoveE)ber i9;30 ’ to the Government of India, and connected
correspondence). If they are given any encouragement they
, undoubtedly try to resume their pretensions. rhe
^ exemption from customs duty on one of their cars, mentioned
| ky you, is from one point of view a sort of consular or
^diplomatic concession. lou should point out the above
considerations verbally to the Bahrain Government, and
should they have granted the concession (it is not clear
irom your letter whether they have done so or not) you
should suggest that they should make it quite clear to the
H. Weightman, Bsq.,I. C.S.
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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.
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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.
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