Coll 1/7 'Protectorate Tribes: Relations with HMG; Conference of Tribal Chiefs'

IOR/L/PS/12/1446

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The record is made up of 1 file (61 folios). It was created in 24 Feb 1931-1 Jul 1935. 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 file contains reports of the Aden Resident (George Stewart Symes, later Bernard Reilly) on the Second, Third and Fourth Lahej Conferences of the Tribal Chiefs of the Aden Protectorate (British Protected Tribes in Southern Arabia); plus copies of the opening and closing conference addresses, and correspondence with the Secretary of State for India regarding British policy.

The reports on the Second Conference (ff 50-61) discuss the following: frontier intelligence and protection; tolls and public security on caravan routes; the entertainment of subordinate Chiefs and the education of their sons at Aden; suggestions for the settlement of inter-tribal disputes; border disputes with Yemen, and the military actions of the Imam of Yemen; and King Ibn Sa'ūd's control of the Government of Asir.

Two dispatches from the Resident (ff 43-49) regarding the following: the settlement of tribal disputes, and the suggestion that a small council be appointed by the Chiefs for this purposes; Zeidi military demonstrations in the Beihan region, and a proposal to send Political Officer Lieutenant-Colonel Lake to conduct an investigation.

The reports on the Third Conference (ff 25-42) discuss the following: the adoption of rules of procedure for the settlement of inter-tribal disputes; treaty discussions with the Imam of Yemen; and a scheme for the medical instruction of selected tribesmen. Translated draft rules of procedure are appended to the correspondence.

The reports on the Fourth Conference (ff 2-24) discuss the following: the Anglo-Yemen Treaty (Treaty of San'a) of 1934; and the establishment of a college for the education of the sons of Tribal Chiefs.

The file includes a divider which gives a list of correspondence references contained within the file by year. This is found at the end of the correspondence (folio one).

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1 file (61 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged chronologically from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 61; 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 also present in parallel between ff 52-60; 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/12/1446
Former external reference(s)
Coll 1/7

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24 Feb 1931-1 Jul 1935 (CE, Gregorian)

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