'Najd-Transjordan Boundary'

IOR/R/15/5/106

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The record is made up of 1 volume (175 folios). It was created in 17 Feb 1925-29 Dec 1927. 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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Content

The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, and notes for the period of February 1925 to December 1927 relating to the Najd-Transjordan boundary.

Topics discussed include:

  • The Najd-Transjordanian boundary and raiding between Iraq and Najd.
  • The mission of Sir Gilbert Clayton Mission to Ibn Sa`ud.
  • Najd-Iraq Frontier Agreement (Bahra Agreement), signed in 1925.

Included in the volume is a copy of the English version (folios 36 to 37) of the ten articles of the Bahra Agreement signed by the Sultan of Najd and Dependencies and Sir Gilbert Clayton on behalf of the 'Mesopotamia Government' to regulate raiding. The file also includes letters in Arabic from Ibn Sa'ud to British officials.

The principal correspondents include: the Secretary of State for the Colonies, London; the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , Bushire (Francis Beville Prideaux); the High Commissioner, Baghdad; 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; HM Consul, Jeddah; and the Sultan of Najd and Dependencies (Ibn Sa'ud).

Extent and format
1 volume (175 folios)
Arrangement

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

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 177; 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 5-173; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic 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

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IOR/R/15/5/106

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Date(s)
17 Feb 1925-29 Dec 1927 (CE, Gregorian)

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'Najd-Transjordan Boundary', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/5/106, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000831.0x000035> [accessed 25 August 2019]

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