Coll 6/30 'Revolt in Northern Hejaz: Hejaz-Nejd – Transjordan Frontier Situation. Hejaz Relations with Egypt and Transjordan.'

IOR/L/PS/12/2096

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The record is made up of 1 volume (469 folios). It was created in 26 May 1932-21 Jul 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.

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This volume concerns the British Government's response to the presence of anti-Ibn Saud [‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd] rebels in northern part of the Hejaz during May-July 1932, reportedly led by Sheikh Hamid Ibn Rafadah [Shaikh Hamid Ibn Rifadah].

The volume mostly consists of copies of Foreign Office and Colonial Office correspondence (a large amount of which has been forwarded by the Committee of Imperial Defence's Standing Official Sub-Committee for Questions Concerning the Middle East) discussing the following:

  • Reports of an anti-Ibn Saud movement, allegedly organised by a society named Hizb-Al-Hejazi, based in Cairo, with additional members in Transjordan and Mecca.
  • Reports of rebels from the Hejaz entering Transjordan.
  • The decision taken by the British Government to send HMS Penzance to Akaba [Aqaba], in the hope that it will have a 'restraining effect' if anti-Ibn Saud rebels retreat through Akaba.
  • Rumours that the Egyptian Government is lending assistance to the movement.
  • Suspicions that Amir Abdullah [ʿAbdullāh bin Ḥusayn al-Hāshimī] could be assisting the revolt.
  • The possibility of closing the Transjordan frontier.
  • Reports of an alleged plot to assassinate Emir Faisal [Fayṣal bin ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Āl Sa‘ūd] during his forthcoming visit to Iraq.
  • Measures taken by the Egyptian Government to prevent supplies and munitions from being sent by sea to rebels in the Hejaz.
  • British concerns over the timing of the proposed visit of King Ali [‘Alī bin Ḥusayn al-Hāshimī] to Transjordan.
  • Whether the British should make attempts to persuade Amir Abdullah to conclude a treaty of friendship with Ibn Saud.

The volume features the following principal correspondents: the High Commissioner for Egypt (Sir Percy Loraine); the High Commissioner for Transjordan (Arthur Grenfell Wauchope); the High Commissioner for Iraq (Francis Henry Humphrys); the British Resident, Transjordan (Charles Henry Fortnom Cox); His Majesty's Minister at Jedda (Sir Andrew Ryan); His Majesty's Chargé d’Affaires to Jedda (Cecil Gervase Hope Gill); the Secretary of State for the Colonies (Philip Cunliffe-Lister); the Senior Officer of the Red Sea Sloops; officials of the Foreign Office and Colonial Office.

In addition to correspondence the volume contains a copy of the minutes of a meeting of the Committee of Imperial Defence's Standing Official Sub-Committee for Questions Concerning the Middle East, dated 9 June 1932.

The volume includes two dividers which give a list of correspondence references contained in the volume by year. These are placed at the back of the correspondence.

Extent and format
1 volume (469 folios)
Arrangement

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

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 465; 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.

The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the four leading and ending flyleaves.

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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/12/2096
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Coll 6/30

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26 May 1932-21 Jul 1932 (CE, Gregorian)

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Coll 6/30 'Revolt in Northern Hejaz: Hejaz-Nejd – Transjordan Frontier Situation. Hejaz Relations with Egypt and Transjordan.', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/2096, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000555.0x00027a> [accessed 19 August 2019]

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