'File 61/11 IV (D 77) Hejaz-Nejd, Miscellaneous'

IOR/R/15/1/567

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The record is made up of 1 volume (182 folios). It was created in 17 Feb 1930-4 Apr 1932. 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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The volume contains letters, telegrams, and memoranda relating to Hejaz affairs. Most of the correspondence is between the British Legation in Jeddah, the Political Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in Bushire, the Political Agencies in Bahrain and Kuwait, the Foreign and Colonial Offices in London, and the Government of India.

The majority of the volume concerns the internal affairs of the Kingdom of Hejaz-Najd and its Dependencies, especially the financial difficulties it was experiencing at the time and attempts to counter them.

Other subjects covered are:

  • the prospect of the Kingdom joining the League of Nations;
  • the appointment of a Minister in London;
  • al-Qusaibi's proposed visit to London;
  • the different uses of the title "Sheikh";
  • American recognition of Ibn Sa'ud as King;
  • the mineral prospecting of the American millionaire Mr C. R. Crane;
  • American appraisal of the water situation in the region;
  • the religious policing activities of the Committee of Virtue in the Hejaz;
  • the arrest of two members of the royal family between Kuwait and Zubair;
  • the territorial dispute between Ibn Sa'ud and Yemen;
  • relations between Ibn Sa'ud and Italy.

A notable document within the volume is a confidential report on the heads of all foreign missions in Jeddah (folios 163-164).

At the back of the volume (folios 165-170) are office file notes.

Extent and format
1 volume (182 folios)
Arrangement

The volume is arranged chronologically. There is a partial and non-alphabetical list of subjects at the front of the volume (folio 2). The list identifies some of the earlier subject correspondence in the volume and where it occurs, according to its original numbering, as folios 17 to 41a.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: The sequence starts on the first page with ff 1A-1D and then continues from f 2 to the inside back cover. The numbers are written in pencil, circled and 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. The are the following anomalies: f 38A; f 91A; f 108A; f 128A; f 146A; there is no f 119.

There are two more sequences that are inconsistent and incomplete.

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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 Documents collected in a private capacity.
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Archive reference
IOR/R/15/1/567
Former external reference(s)
A Series: 61/11 IV Confidential Series: D 77

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17 Feb 1930-4 Apr 1932 (CE, Gregorian)

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