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Coll 30/127 'Persian Gulf. Koweit. Relations between Ibn Saud and the Sheikh of Kuwait' [‎44r] (87/167)

The record is made up of 1 file (81 folios). It was created in 6 Jan 1936-8 Mar 1948. 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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not including many other delicacies !!!
I called again this A.M. (3.2.36) to introduce Scott
of the K.O.C. In general conversation with me the
King expressed deep sympathy for the Royal Family at
home and sorrow at the death of King George but as he
said "We Kings must go and come and probably my turn
will come next. The main thing however was to keep
the Government strong, and changes of Kings did not
matter". He seemed greatly impressed with the words
of the Archbishop of Canterbury at the burial service,
and more particularly with the words "Dust to Dust and
Ashes to Ashes, etc., etc." These were, he said,
proper Wahabi sentiments and appealed to the Arabs of
Arabia more than anything else.
Still no sign of the King’s departure. He has
**bC men with him and 100 cars, but Sheikh A. keeps a
stiff upper lip and says nothing of how much it is
costing him. Very hard luck on him ’. .’
I myself think the King is waiting the results of
Yusub Yasin’s mission to Baghdad. He is negotiating
some sort of treaty of friendship there. If he (B.S.)
hears that all has gone well, I rather think he will
ask King Ghazi to meet him at Junraima on the Iraq-llejd
f rontier/

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This file contains correspondence between British officials, primarily at the Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. and the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Kuwait, concerning relations between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

The correspondence in the file focuses on a visit made to Kuwait by the King of Saudi Arabia, 'Abd al'-Aziz bin 'Abd al-Rahman bin Faysal Al Sa'ud (referred to as Ibn Saud in the file), in 1935 and a reciprocal visit to Saudi Arabia made by the Ruler of Kuwait, Shaikh Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, in 1939. A detailed account of Ibn Saud's visit to Kuwait is contained between folios 35 and 42.

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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1 file (81 folios)

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

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 83; 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 also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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Coll 30/127 'Persian Gulf. Koweit. Relations between Ibn Saud and the Sheikh of Kuwait' [‎44r] (87/167), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3861, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 16 December 2019]

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