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'File 61/28 (D 85) Hejaz-Nejd Mission to Europe' [‎20v] (49/108)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (44 folios). It was created in 9 Apr 1932-5 Aug 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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It was a great personal grief and disappointment to him that His Majesty's
Government could not see their way to assist the Hejazi Government with a loan.
His Government might now have no alternative, but to look elsewhere for help.
He wished to be quite frank and not to leave His Majesty's Government under a
false impression.
Sir L. Olifhant here interrupted him to assure him that it was a matter of
great regret to His Majesty's Government also, and that it was of course natural
that the Hejazi Government should try to raise a loan elsewhere; and that His
Majesty's Government would not for a moment misunderstand such action.
Fuad Bey Hamza continued that in connexion with Transjordan, the Hejazi
Government would wait to hear further from His Majesty's Government. The
proposal for the conclusion of agreements had been made in the interests of the
two countries and not from any personal motives.
As regards the Soviet, he thought it unlikely that there would be any
important change in the attitude of his Government.
At Mr. Rendel's suggestion, Fuad Bey Hamza mentioned the proposal which
he had raised before the meeting that His Majesty's Government should reconsider
their decision as regards the despatch of a Royal Air Force training mission to
the Hejaz and Nejd; but this was to be regarded as a personal suggestion of his
He was assured that the matter would be examined.
The meeting was then concluded.

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The volume contains correspondence and other papers related to the tour by a diplomatic mission from the Kingdom of Hejaz-Najd (including Emir Faisal) to Europe in 1932. The tour included a week-long trip to London in May, where Emir Faisal [Fayṣal] met King George V, and representatives of the Kingdom of Hejaz-Najd met with British officials from the Foreign Office. The main subject of the discussions between officials of both countries was a request from the Kingdom of Hejaz-Najd for financial assistance (in the form of loans) from the British Government. The request was turned down by British officials, in light of the existing economic circumstances (folio 18-23). The volume contains numerous reports from a variety of British officials at the Foreign Office in London, the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Bahrain, and British embassies based in countries which Faisal visited, giving details of the Emir's movements and appointments, which took him to Rome, Geneva, Paris, London, The Hague, Berlin, Constantinople, and Tehran.

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1 volume (44 folios)

Correspondence in the volume has been arranged in rough chronological order, from the earliest item at the front of the volume to the latest at the end. There are two folios of office notes after the correspondence (folios 43-44) which mirrors the chronological arrangement.

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Foliation: The volume is foliated from the front cover to the inside back cover, using circled numbers in the top-right corner of each recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. . A second foliation and pagination system runs throughout the volume, which uses uncircled numbers in the top-right corner of recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. pages, as well as the top-left corner of some verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. pages. Foliation anomalies: 1a, 1b.

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