File 4929/1918 ‘Arabia: relations with Bin Rashid’

IOR/L/PS/10/765

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The record is made up of 1 volume (229 folios). It was created in 6 Nov 1918-30 Sep 1920. 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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The volume contains papers mostly concerning relations between HM Government and Bin Rashid [Sa`ud (II) ibn Abdul Aziz al Rashid], Emir of Hail [Jabal Shammar], in the Nejd region of Arabia.

It includes correspondence regarding: the desire of Bin Rashid for friendly relations with HM Government, and for help and protection from the British Government; HM Government’s decision to open relations and negotiations with Bin Rashid; the suggestion of the High Commissioner for Egypt that he should act as a medium in negotiations between HM Government, the King of Hedjaz (King Hussein), Bin Saud [Ibn Saud] and Bin Rashid; the proposed British mission to Bin Rashid; and the murder of Bin Rashid by Abdullah Bin Tallah.

The correspondence largely consists of copy correspondence between the Foreign Office and the following: the High Commissioner for Egypt (Sir Francis Reginald Wingate, followed by Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby); the Civil Commissioner, Baghdad; the High Commissioner, Constantinople (A Calthorpe); and the Counsellor of the Embassy, Cairo (Milne Cheetham).

The volume also includes: correspondence between the 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. and the Foreign Office; copy correspondence between Bin Rashid and the Acting Civil Commissioner in Mesopotamia (Arnold Talbot Wilson); and 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. Political Department minute papers.

The volume includes a divider which gives the subject number, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

Extent and format
1 volume (229 folios)
Arrangement

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

The subject 4929 (Arabia: relations with Bin Rashid) consists of one volume, IOR/L/PS/10/765.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 231; 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 between ff 2-229; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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English in Latin script
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Archival file

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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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Unrestricted

Archive reference
IOR/L/PS/10/765
Former external reference(s)
P 4929/1918

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Date(s)
6 Nov 1918-30 Sep 1920 (CE, Gregorian)

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