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'File E 8/V. Shaikh Faisal bin Saud's Visit to London' [‎4r] (22/222)

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The record is made up of 1 file (103 folios). It was created in 14 May 1919-12 Mar 1920. 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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Bahrain, the 14th May 1919•
His iixoaiienoy iahaikh Sir Abdul 'Aziz
bin 'Abdur iiahman bin Faisal as
Sa'ud, K.U.I.K.,
Ruler of Najd,
After Compliments,
1 have the honour to forward the f
following telegram received today from
the Chief Civil Commissioner, burhd-d
for oommunioation to Your Excellency
Begins *
"After Compliments,
His Majesty's Government invitee
four bxoellency to send Misalon your
sone to London in order that the re
lations of your Excellency wi-h the
British Government may be thereby con
solidated and the bonds of friendship
made more secure, if Your iixcallency
agrees to send mission of your sons it
would be convenient if they could come tc
Bahrain at once in order that the journej
may be performed before monsoon seta in.
Jhaikh iibdullah son of ohailih ' isa will
be proceeding to .uondon at the same time
on a vijit. h special oritish officer
will accompany the party vfhich will be
guest of Mis .lajesty's Government, in
coramunieating this invitation to Your
excellency 1 beg to expreaa opinion that

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This file contains correspondence between British officials at Bahrain, Bushire, Baghdad, Kuwait, the 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. and the Government of India, as well as with ‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd (Ibn Sa‘ūd) and his son, Fayṣal bin ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Āl Sa‘ūd. These correspondence concern the 1919 mission of Fayṣal and Aḥmad al-Jābir Āl Ṣabāḥ, the son of Shaikh Jābir al-Mubārak Āl Ṣabāḥ to London.

Included within the file are details concerning the invitation of Ibn Sa‘ūd to send 'a mission of [his] sons to London' dated 14 May 1919 (folios 4-5) and his response dated 16 June 1919 (folios 8-9); telegrams and letters making arrangements for Fayṣal's trip and his entourage, including Aḥmad al-Thāniyān and ‘Abdullāh al-Quṣaybī (folio 53); their departure for Karachi on the RIMS Lawrence on 6 September 1929 (folio 55-56); letters informing Ibn Sa‘ūd of the progress of the trip via Bombay and Port Said; and their arrival in London 13 October 1919 (folio 69).

Also included are details of the reception of the mission by the King George V and Queen Mary (folio 71); various correspondence with Ibn Sa‘ūd concerning the progress of the trip; their eventual return via Bombay and Bahrain, arriving 9 February 1920; 'Notes of a conversation between The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and the Arab Mission representing the Emir Ibn Saud' dated 26 November 1919 (folios 89-93); and a letter of thanks from Fayṣal (folio 98).

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1 file (103 folios)

This file is arranged approximately in chronological order.

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Foliation: This file has a foliation number in the top right hand corner of each folio. The number is enclosed by a circle.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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