'Report on Najd Mission 1917-1918'

IOR/R/15/1/747

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The record is made up of 1 volume (28 folios). It was created in 1918. 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 is entitled Report on Najd Mission, 1917-1918 (Baghdad: Government Press, 1918).

The report describes the mission headed by Harry St John Bridger Philby to Ibn Saud [‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥman bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd (Ibn Sa‘ūd)], ruler of Najd and Imam of the Wahahbi [Wahhabi] sect of Islam, 29 October 1917 - 1 November 1918. The report contains a section on the previous relations between Britain and Najd; describes the personnel, objects and itinerary of the mission; and includes sections on relations between Najd and Kuwait, the Ajman problem, Ibn Saud's operations against Hail [Ha'il], the Wahhabi revival, arms in Najd, and pilgrimage to the Shia Holy Places.

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1 volume (28 folios)
Arrangement

There is a summary of contents on folio 2.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 1 on the front cover and terminates at 30 on the back cover. These numbers are written in pencil, are enclosed in a circle, and can be found in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. An original printed pagination sequence is also present.

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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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IOR/R/15/1/747

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1918 (CE, Gregorian)

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