'File 61/11 IV (D 77) Hejaz-Nejd, Miscellaneous' [27r] (61/366)
The record is made up of 1 volume (182 folios). It was created in 17 Feb 1930-4 Apr 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .
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SHCIOSURE HI DEPARTMENT OF OVERSEAS TRADE COVERHffG
IETTER, Ho. 33642/30, DATED 6th AUGUST, 1930.
June 30, 1930.
My dear Ceoil,
I enclose a oopy of a letter of introduction
whioh I have given to Sheikh Abderrahman Q,usaibi who
hopes shortly to visit England via Palestine, As you
probably know, the ^usaibi people are not only the
chief pearl merchants of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , but they
are also the chief financiers of Ibn Saud's regime.
Sheikh Abderrahman 1 s visit will probably coincide
with the arrival in London of Sheikh Hafiz Wahba, the
Hejaai Minister to the Court of Saint James. It is
conceivable that the visit is being paid with a view
to raising the wind for Ibn Saud, whose Treasury is
reported, on all hands to be very low.
(Sgd.) Andrew Ryan.
The Honourable C.C.Farrer, O .B .E.,
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The volume contains letters, telegrams, and memoranda relating to Hejaz affairs. Most of the correspondence is between the British Legation in Jeddah, the Political Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, 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 Foreign and Colonial Offices in London, and the Government of India.
The majority of the volume concerns the internal affairs of the Kingdom of Hejaz-Najd and its Dependencies, especially the financial difficulties it was experiencing at the time and attempts to counter them.
Other subjects covered are:
- the prospect of the Kingdom joining the League of Nations;
- the appointment of a Minister in London;
- al-Qusaibi's proposed visit to London;
- the different uses of the title "Sheikh";
- American recognition of Ibn Sa'ud as King;
- the mineral prospecting of the American millionaire Mr C. R. Crane;
- American appraisal of the water situation in the region;
- the religious policing activities of the Committee of Virtue in the Hejaz;
- the arrest of two members of the royal family between Kuwait and Zubair;
- the territorial dispute between Ibn Sa'ud and Yemen;
- relations between Ibn Sa'ud and Italy.
A notable document within the volume is a confidential report on the heads of all foreign missions in Jeddah (folios 163-164).
At the back of the volume (folios 165-170) are office file notes.
- Extent and format
- 1 volume (182 folios)
The volume is arranged chronologically. There is a partial and non-alphabetical list of subjects at the front of the volume (folio 2). The list identifies some of the earlier subject correspondence in the volume and where it occurs, according to its original numbering, as folios 17 to 41a.
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Foliation: The sequence starts on the first page with ff 1A-1D and then continues from f 2 to the inside back cover. The numbers are written in pencil, circled and 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 are the following anomalies: f 38A; f 91A; f 108A; f 128A; f 146A; there is no f 119.
There are two more sequences that are inconsistent and incomplete.
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