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'File 8/7 I Jidda Intelligence Reports' [‎101r] (201/536)

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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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engage'I for one year early In 1932 left tefia for coed on May 18,
havin'- 1, aoooin.nli.oneo. nothmg luring has tv< o oy c onj/ns ^.n 'fc-*3 Hejaz
and having greatly suffered in healtn. There uo no room, for an
European financial adviser in a conn”ry w>no -...nances u- wn«.ch ar3
rnn on his cm 3 .. j nes "by Sheyhh hhdnllaxi bn Le^nano
gp There has been no known change in oho situation _n Asx-'
since para 61 of the last report was written. Two officials of some
importance were despatched to that province late in May on a tour of
inspection of customs ? dc. One of those s Seyjyio. Lasnim> is .mow^ uo
a confidential agent of tho King for certain purposes and it is
inis.picr. is to assess the state
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ling, Tbn Musa 7 id, d: •ernor of Hail s wfo was sent to
'Asir during the rebellion axi-i routined ro-organiso tnc country
has reached Misha on hi
completed his uasha
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The negotiations for a treaty settlement between Sa’udi
Arabia and Transjordan (See para.S3 of tho last deport) were
pursued actively in Jedda from April 23 to May 4 inclusive. The
main basis of discussion was three drafts of a Treaty of Friendship
and Bon Voisinage, an Arbitration Protocol and an Extradition Treaty
modelled with necessary alterations on the similar agreements
/concluded

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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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