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The record is made up of 1 file (4 folios). It was created in 1915. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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The file consists of a confidential printed report entitled 'Sherif of Mecca'. The report contains transcriptions of correspondence, a statement by a messenger (described below), and notes relating to Sherif Hosayn, the Sherif [Shereef] of Mecca [Ḥusayn bin ‘Alī], particularly in terms of his relations with the United Kingdom and the Ottoman Empire. The report contains the following sections:

  • Dispatch from His Majesty's High Commissioner for Egypt (Sir Arthur Henry McMahon), dated 26 August 1915;
  • Communication from the Sherif of Mecca to Mr Storrs [Ronald Henry Amherst Storrs], Oriental Secretary to British Representative Cairo, dated 14 July 1915;
  • Statemement of Messenger, Mohammed Ibn Arif Ibn Oreifan, 18 August 1915;
  • Family and Agents of the Sherif, by 'R S' [Ronald Henry Amherst Storrs], dated 19 August 1915;
  • Note on communication from the Sherif of Mecca, by 'R S' [Ronald Henry Amherst Storrs], dated 19 August 1915;
  • Letter from Sir Arthur Henry McMahon to His Highness the Sherif Hosayn (undated).

The file contains five copies of the report, only one of which has been foliated and digitised.

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1 file (4 folios)
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Foliation: the foliation commences at 1 on the first folio and terminates at 4 on the last folio. The numbers are written in pencil, are enclosed in a circle, and appear in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio.

Pagination: the document also has an original printed pagination, numbered 2-7 (folios 1-4).

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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 Documents collected in a private capacity.
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Archive reference
IOR/L/PS/18/B215
Former external reference(s)
B. 215

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1915 (CE, Gregorian)

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The correspondence in this file may form part of the published McMahon-Hussein correspondence, July 1915 - January 1916.

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