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'File 61/11 II (D 42) Relations between Nejd and Hejaz' [‎20r] (54/622)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (307 folios). It was created in 7 Nov 1924-10 Jul 1925. It was written in English and French. 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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A.copy of the underaentioned papers iS forwarded to
the- Chief Secretary to the Governraent of liadras
t0 the ^o^ernraent of Bombay, Political Department
tne Chiei be ( cretar ;v r to tlie Government of Bengal
the Chief Secretary to the aovemment of the" United Provinces
-he Caief Secretary to the aovernment of the Punjab
She Chief Secretary to the Government of Burma
the Chief Secretary to the Government of Bihar and OriBsa
the Chief Secretary to the Government of the Central Provinces
the Chief Secretary to the Government of Assam
•-■ne Hon 1 "bl^ the Chief Comr-issioner and A^snt to the
Governor-General in the ITorth-West Frontier Province
the Hon'ble the Arent to the Governor-General and
Chief Commissioner in Baluchistan
the Hon'ble the Chief Comraiasioner of Ajmer-iierwara
the Chief Commissioner of Coorn-
the Chief Commissioner of Delhi
the Hon'hie the Resident at Hyderabad
the Hon'ble the Resident in Mysore
the Hon T ble the A ^ent to the Governor-General in Central India
the Hon^le ohe Arent to the Govern or-General in Raj put an a
the Hon'Die the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , Bushire
the Resident at Baroda
the Resident in Kashmir
the Resident at Gwalior
the A^ent to the Governor-General, Punjab States
the A^ent to the Governor-General, Madras States
the Counsellor, British Legation, Kabul
the Political a ^ent, Bahrein
the Political Apent, Kuwait
for information, in continuation of the endorsement from
the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Uo.4( 2)-X. dated 23rd October 1924.
By order, etc.,
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Deputy Secretary to the Government of India*
'ei/rn and Political Department,
D e 1 h i,
Tne N o vember 1924.
1. Letter from the British A/rent and Consul, Jeddah,
to the Porei/rn Office, Ho«96/( ll/7/l) dated 27th September
1924 and enc1o s ure•

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The volume consists of letters, telegrams, and memoranda relating to the situation in the Hejaz at the time, with Ali entrenched in Jeddah and Ibn Sa'ud's Ikhwan in Mecca. The majority of the correspondence is between Reader Bullard, the British Agent in Jeddah, 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 British 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 Aden, the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Bahrain, the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Kuwait, the High Commissioner in Baghdad, the Colonial and Foreign Offices, both in London, the High Commissioner in Jerusalem, the Government of India, and Ibn Sa'ud himself, or his representatives.

Running through the volume and forming its backbone are several reports by Bullard about the situation on the ground in Jeddah. Around these, much of the papers relate to the question of who will govern the Holy Places of Mecca and Medina once Ali finally leaves.

Other subjects covered in the volume are:

  • The motivations and movements of St John Philby and Rosita Forbes;
  • The actions of the Wahabi attackers;
  • British concern with Indian Muslim opinion on the state of affairs;
  • the prospect of a safe Hajj that year;
  • reports of Soviet influence in the area;
  • what to do about ex-King Hussein.
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1 volume (307 folios)
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The volume is arranged chronologically.

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Foliation: The sequence starts on the first folio of writing and continues through to the inside back cover. The first four folios are marked 1A, 1B, 1C, and 1D, and then proceed as normal from 2 onwards. The numbers are written in pencil, 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.

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