|Near & Middle East Titles:
Kuwait Political Agency: Arabic Documents 1899–1949
|ISBN: (13) 978-1-85207-440-1
Extent: 13 volumes, 8,000 pages
Editor: Dr M. Asser
ISBN: (10) 1-85207-440-X
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23, January 1899: Agreement between Shaikh Mubarak and British Government.
Stipulates that no representative of any foreign power should be received by the Ruler of Kuwait and his heirs and successors without permission of the British Government.
18 August 1904: Letter from Ibn Saud to Capt. S.G. Knox
Ibn Saud requests British assistance against attacks by the Turks and Abd al-Aziz ibn Rashid.
5 June 1910: Letter from Shaikh Mubarak to Major P. Z. Cox
Shaikh Mubarak tells Cox of his refusal to comply with Ottoman Government demands that his children, in whose names Ruler´s property in Iraq is registered, should take out Turkish Nationality.
27 October 1913: Letter from Sir P. Z. Cox to Shaikh Mubarak
Having obtained Shaikh Mubarak´s consent to examination of bitumen deposits at Burqan, and his agreement to granting oil concession only to nominees of Britain, may he confirm same to his superiors?
November 1915: Telegram from Jabir al-Mubarak to Sir P. Z. Cox
Informs Sir Percy of the death of Shaikh Mubarak and of his own appointment as Acting Ruler of Kuwait pending his accession to his father´s position.
May/June 1917: Correspondence between Ibn Saud and Sir Percy Cox
Sir Percy urges Ibn Saud to take Ha´il, since Ibn Rashid´s position is weakened and the area is under threat from his enemies to the North. Ibn Saud replies that Ha´il is not in danger as Ibn Rashid has no enemies to the North and those enemies he does have are not in a position to act. He tells Sir Percy that he is ill-informed and should send an Arab specialist to Ibn Saud´s camp to learn about the natural and political conditions in Arabia.
21 June 1920: Confidential Postcript to letter from Ibn Saud to Shaikh Salim al-Mubarak
Ibn Saud describes mutual historical obligations between Rulers of Kuwait and the House of Saud, and he threatens war if his sovereignty is infringed in current border dispute.
17 September 1920: Statement by Shaikh Salim al-Mubarak
Outlining Kuwaiti boundaries claimed against Najd.
March 1921: Letter from Shaikh Ahmad al-Jabir to Shaikh Khaz´al of Muhammara
Describes how news of Shaikh Salim´s sudden death in al-Tahra reaches him while he is in the company of Ibn Saud. On receiving the news, Ibn Saud declared peace with Kuwait and sent messengers to al-Hasa, al-Qatif and all other Najdi ports to spread the message.
3 November 1921: Letter from Ibn Saud to Major J. C. More
Ibn Saud informs the Political Agent that he had captured Ha´il and members of the al-Rashid family, including Muhammad bin Tallal, 12th Amir of Ha´il and Jabal Shammar.
June 1929: Letters from Faisal al-Duwish [leader of the Ikhwan] to Shaikh Ahmad al-Jabir
Asking for military alliance between Shaikh Ahmad and himself and proposing him as Ibn Saud´s replacement as intermediary between Ikhwan and the Government of Iraq. Suggesting that Shaikh Ahmad declare his adherence to tenets of the Ikhwan and become their Imam. In return for certain supplies and his mediation with British and King Faisal, Shaikh would be paid full dues as the religious leader of the Ikhwan and Kuwait would be ´restored to its former glory´.
28 November 1932: Lt.Col. H. R. P. Dickson to Ibn Saud
Ibn Saud is recognised by the British Government as King of Saudi Arabia.
18 July 1935: Shaikh Ahmad al-Jabir [staying at Hans Crescent Hotel, London] to Lt.Col. H. R. P. Dickson
Reports to Political Agent that he has visited the India Office and is due to have tea with the King at Buckingham Palace on 22 July 1935.
5 October 1938: Letter from Lt.Col. T. C. Fowle to Shaikh Ahmad al-Jabir
Sends his congratulations to Shaikh Ahmad on the formation of the Kuwait Council and confirms that Britain will remain in charge of Kuwait´s foreign affairs.