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The record is made up of 1 file (8 folios). It was created in 24 Sep 1914-10 Mar 1916. 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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This secret file is a collection of printed correspondence. It contains telegrams between Joshua Milne Crompton Cheetham, Acting High Commissioner at Cairo, and the Foreign Office, letters from and correspondence between Shaikh Abdalla Ibn Hosayn [Abd Allāh ibn al-Husayn] and his father, Hussein bin Ali [Ḥusayn bin ‘Alī ], Sherif of Mecca, and Mr Storrs, Oriental Secretary to the British Representative in Cairo and Sir McMahon, High Commissioner in Cairo. The subject of the correspondence is the Arab revolt to obtain independence from the Ottoman Empire, with the Sherif writing to the British to request protection and acknowledgment of the Arab countries' independence under an Arab Caliphate.

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1 file (8 folios)
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The foliation sequence commences at the front cover, and terminates at the inside back cover; 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 volume also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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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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IOR/L/PS/18/B222

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24 Sep 1914-10 Mar 1916 (CE, Gregorian)

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IOR/L/PS/10/526: 1666/16

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'Correspondence with the Grand Sherif of Mecca', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/18/B222, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000833.0x00024f> [accessed 21 June 2024]

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