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The record is made up of 1 file (2 folios). It was created in 1915. 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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This file contains a 'Treaty of Friendship and Goodwill' and is signed by David George Levigne Shaw, 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 Aden, on behalf of the British Government, and by Saiyid Mustafa bin Saiyid Abdu'l 'Ali on the part of His Eminence Saiyid Muhammad bin Ali bin Muhammad bin Ahmed bin Idris, the Idrisi Saiyid and Amir of Sabia and its environs. The document is also signed by Harold Fenton Jacob, First Assistant Resident in Aden. The Treaty seeks to unite the British Government and the Idrisi Saiyid against Turkish [Ottoman] incursions in Aden and Yemen more generally. Though the main focus of the document is the provision of diplomatic and moral support, paragraph 7 of the Treaty confirms that the British Government will support the Idrisi against Turkey through the supplication of 'funds and munitions'.

The Treaty is prefaced by two letters: one signed by various government officials including the Viceroy of India, and one written by David George Levigne Shaw. Both letters provide their opinions on the Treaty.

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1 file (2 folios)
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The file opens with two letters about the Treaty and is followed by the Treaty itself.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at f 114, and terminates at f 115, as it is part of a larger physical volume; 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. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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English in Latin script
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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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IOR/L/PS/18/B250a

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1915 (CE, Gregorian)

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'Treaty with the Idrisi Saiyid. No 33A of 1915. Government of India Foreign and Political Department', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/18/B250a, in Qatar Digital Library <http://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000833.0x00028e> [accessed 20 February 2017]

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