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File 600/1905 Pt 4 'Aden Hinterland: Proposed Treaties with the Sultans of Beda and Audali; Treaty with Beda held in abeyance' [‎247v] (126/158)

The record is made up of 1 item (78 folios). It was created in Jan 1903-Dec 1914. 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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of this nature has hitherto preferred the comparative ease of his present
position on the fertile plateau of Beda to risking travel and adventure in the
direction of Aden, and a probable interruption to the harmony of his existence.
11. At the present moment I am engaged in a resumption of negotiations
through the same medium which was previously, as aforesaid, for no parti
cularly definite reason, interrupted, with a view to, if possible, overcoming
Ali-bin-Ahmed’s reluctance to visit Aden, and otherwise, if possible, arranging
for his son and some of the leading Sheikhs to come in his place armed
with the Sultan’s seal and letters authorising them to sign a treaty on his
* Enclosare 2 to Pro. No. 201 in Secret E., June behalf, On similar lines to those last
1904 , Nos. 201 . 206 . adopted in the case of the treaty* con
cluded with the Upper Aulaki tribe.
12. I trust that these negotiations may in due course be attended with
success, or at least serve as a useful guide towards the adoption of some alterna
tive line of action. The present disturbed condition of affairs in Yemen may of
course prove a source of obstruction or delay. But I hope that, in the course of
the next few months, it may prove possible to conclude this treaty, and thus
remove what Mr. Fitzmaurice refers to as the one serious gap in the north-east
line.
Foreign Office Fr©»—No, 404—7*6-06—64.

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Part 4 of the file relates to negotiations over treaties with the Beda and Audali tribes of the Aden hinterland.

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The papers cover several matters, including:

  • an attack by Saidi and Hasani tribes on a British survey party in January 1904;
  • the conclusion of a protectorate treaty with the Audali tribe on 19 September 1914;
  • a delay in securing a treaty with the Beda tribe and the reasons behind it.
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File 600/1905 Pt 4 'Aden Hinterland: Proposed Treaties with the Sultans of Beda and Audali; Treaty with Beda held in abeyance' [‎247v] (126/158), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/75/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100026748151.0x000064> [accessed 18 September 2019]

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