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'File 8/7 I Jidda Intelligence Reports' [‎4r] (7/536)

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The record is made up of 1 file (266 folios). It was created in Jul 1931-Dec 1934. 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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JEDDA REPORT FOR JULY-AUGUST, 1931.
INDEX.
Paragraphs.
I. Internal Affairs—
Ibn Sa'ud 1— 4
Ministry of Foreign Affairs 5—6
Finance 7—11
Economic ..... . . • . • 12—IS
Marconi Wireless 14
Legislation .......... 15
Religious Intolerance 16—17
II. Frontier questions—
Trans-Jordan :
Raiding ....






18—19
Glubb Ibn Zeyd Meetings «





20—25
Preventive Measures . •

f


26
Raiding Criminals •






27
Recovery of Loot . .





28
Allegations against Captain Clubb






29—30
MacDonnel Investigation





s
31
Frontier Line






32
Iraq .....
Kowait and Bahrein





35—37
emen and Asir .
A‘ir Communications •
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38
Status of Asir . .
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39
Military Activity .
40—41
III. Relations with States outside Arabia—
British Empire 42—47
International ... .... • , 48—54
League of Nations 49
Sanitary System 50—51
Arms Traffic Convention . . . . . . . . 62
Disarmament Conference. 58
Orientalists and Municipalities 54
France 55
Italy 56—57
The Netherlands ........ . 68—60
Egypt . . . • • • • . . . . 61—62
Soviet Russia 63
United States of America 54
Turkey 65
IV. Air Matters—
Hejaz Air Force ......... 66—68
Arabiam Air Route ........ 69—72

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The file contains intelligence reports on the Kingdom of Hejaz, Najd and its Dependencies (after September 1932, Saudi Arabia) written by the British Legation at Jeddah.

Between July 1931 and December 1932 the reports are issued every two months, with the exception of the January-March 1932 and April 1932 reports. From January 1933 the reports are sent on a monthly basis.

Between July 1931 and December 1932, each report is divided into sections, numbered with Roman numerals from I to IX, as follows: Internal Affairs; Frontier Questions; Relations with States outside Arabia; Air Matters; Military Matters; Naval Matters; Pilgrimage; Slavery; and Miscellaneous. Each section is then further divided into parts relating to a particular matter or place, under a sub-heading. Some reports contain an annex.

From January 1933, when the reports become monthly, they take a new format. Each is divided into sections, as follows: Internal Affairs; Frontier Questions and Foreign Relations in Arabia; Relations with Powers Outside Arabia; Miscellaneous (often containing information on slavery and the pilgrimage).

Most reports are preceded by the covering letters from the Government of India, who distributed them to Political Offices 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. and elsewhere, and the original covering letter from the Jeddah Legation, who would send them to the Government of India and Government departments in London. From May 1933, most reports were sent directly to the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Bahrain from Jeddah.

Up until January 1933, each report began with an index giving a breakdown of the sections with references to the corresponding paragraph number. From January 1933 onwards no index is included.

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1 file (266 folios)
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The file is arranged chronologically.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover and terminates at the back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are 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. An additional incomplete foliation sequence is also present in parallel between ff 6-11; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence.

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