File 4006/1919 Pt 1 ‘Arabia:- Visit of the sons of the Sheikh of Koweit + Amir of Nejd to England.’

IOR/L/PS/10/843

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The record is made up of 1 volume (428 folios). It was created in 13 Jul 1919-28 Mar 1924. It was written in English and Arabic. 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 relating to the visit, as state guests, of a deputation (Mission) from Koweit [Kuwait], including Sheikh Ahmad bin Jabar [Shaikh Aḥmad al-Jābir Āl Ṣabāḥ], the heir to the Emir of Koweit [Kuwait], and a deputation (Mission) from Najd (Nejd), including Faisal ibn Abdul Aziz ibn Saud [Fayṣal bin ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Āl Sa‘ūd], the son of the Emir of Najd, Ibn Saud, to England, Scotland and Wales in October and November 1919, and of the Koweit Mission to Ireland, and of the Najd Mission to various battlefields in France and Belgium in November and December 1919.

It includes correspondence concerning arrangements for the visit, including criticism by 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. of the arrangements made for the accommodation of the party by the Government Hospitality Fund, HM Office of Works, the perceived unsatisfactory nature of which was reported on in articles in the Daily Graphic and The Times newspapers.

The volume also includes correspondence regarding expenditure incurred in relation to the visits of the Koweit and Najd Missions, of another Mission from Bahrein in 1919, and of a mission sent by Ibn Saud to the Hedjaz in 1920, and the division of the costs of these visits between Indian and Imperial Revenues, and between different British Government departments.

The main correspondents include: 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. ; the Civil Commissioner, Baghdad; the Foreign Office; the Government of India Foreign and Political Department; the Government Hospitality Fund, HM Office of Works; Captain Daniel Vincent McCollum, the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Kuwait; the Treasury; and the Colonial Office.

The volume includes the following letters in Arabic: from Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud to King George V, 1 August 1919 (folios 287 to 288); from Aḥmad al-Jābir Āl Ṣabāḥ to King George V, 30 October 1919 (folios 284 to 285); and from Faisal ibn Abdul Aziz ibn Saud to the Secretary of State for India (folios 183 and 162). The file includes English translations of all of these letters, except folio 183.

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 (428 folios)
Arrangement

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

The subject 4006 (Arabia:- Visit of the sons of the Sheikh of Koweit + Amir of Nejd to England.) consists of one volume, IOR/L/PS/10/843.

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 430; 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 4-427; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
Type
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/10/843
Former external reference(s)
P 4006/1919 Pt 1

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Date(s)
13 Jul 1919-28 Mar 1924 (CE, Gregorian)

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