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'File 61/14 I (D 45) Relations between Nejd and 'Iraq' [‎9v] (31/606)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (300 folios). It was created in 30 Jul 1923-22 Dec 1926. 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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The volume contains letters, telegrams, and memoranda relating to affairs between the British Mandate of Iraq and The Kingdom of Najd and the Hejaz, ruled by Ibn Sa'ud. Most of the correspondence is between the Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in Bushire, the Political Agencies in Bahrain and Kuwait, the High Commissioner in Baghdad, the Colonial Office in London, the Government of India, Ibn Sa'ud himself and his delegates.

The majority of the volume is concerned with cross-border raids and counter raids between Iraq and Najd and efforts to put a stop to them. With the British attempting to mediate, the raids were carried out by the Ikhwan and tribal groups in Iraqi and Kuwaiti territory, including sections of the 'Ajman, Mutayr, Shammar, Awazim, 'Utaibah, Harb, and Dahamshah tribes. The documents reflect the divergent opinions among British officials on what British policy should be in the region as well as the inadequacies of the borders as they were defined. The volume ends with efforts to set up a tribunal to settle claims of compensation between the two governments as stipulated in the Bahra Agreement.

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1 volume (300 folios)

The volume is arranged chronologically.

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Foliation: The sequence starts on the front cover and finishes on the inside back cover. The numbering is written in pencil, circled and positioned 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. There are the following irregularities: 1A, 1B, and 1C; 2A and 2B; 3A and 3B; 214A and 214B. There is a second sequence that runs between ff 1C-291. It is also written in pencil, in the same place, but not circled.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'File 61/14 I (D 45) Relations between Nejd and 'Iraq' [‎9v] (31/606), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/577, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 18 November 2019]

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