'File 8/7 I Jidda Intelligence Reports' [225r] (449/536)
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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unconvincing and further investigation is necessary.
port Sudan to examine the Jedda end of the cable. After
a brief examination he is understood to have formed the
opinion that the cable had been fouldd by the anchor of the
Saudi ship "Nasr". He left on the 12th, but is expected
to return later on 0
207., ilonsieur Van de Poll, the Dutch Moslem, passed
through Jedda on the 16th from Medina to Mecca and Taif.
He drove himself in an open car, clad in "ihr&m” and
bareheaded, through the heat of the day.
208. August passes unmourned. The weather closed
in even more stiflingly and clammily than in August of last
year (See paragraph 190 of the Report for that month).
209. The British Museum, to whom Mr.Philby for some
time past has been sending specimens of the wild life of
Arabia, announce the classification of an entirely nev^
species of Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris), with a black
throat and a light grey head. The identification of a
further dozen or so sub-species of various kinds is also
210. The position as regards the manumission of
slaves during the month of August was as follows :-
0n hand at the begimming of the month - NIL
Took refuge in August
Manumitted in August and repatriated -
Locally manumitted -
On hand at the end of the month
211* The Legation is dealing with an awkward case
of a negro man, who took refuge as a slave requesting
repatriation to the Sudan, whom the authorities claim to
be the son of a local Arab. The claim to paternity is
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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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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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