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File 2182/1913 Pt 12 'ARABIA: RELATIONS WITH BIN SAUD (AMIR OF NEJD) (HEJAZ-NEJD BOUNDARY DISPUTE)' [‎118r] (236/448)

The record is made up of 1 item (223 folios). It was created in 15 Mar 1920-21 Oct 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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Telegram p.
Prom P, A*, Bahrain
~3-
To BiTil Commissioner, Baghdad#
Ho# 156 C#
Dated and reed# d-6-19SO*
Bin Baud f s alternative proposal should not in my view
oe accepted* He should he told that original plan of Aden
must he adhered to: if he wants to visit Mecca he can go
there from Aden after conference which should take place soon
after the Id as possible: before leaving for Riadh Bin Baud
should send his personal following to Jeddah to await his
arrival. Bin Baud to pick these up, proceed to M®ooa to fto
pilgrimage and return overland to Hejd*
Telegram. Cypher R. Pty#
Prom Civil Commissioner, Baghdad.
To 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. , London, repeated to High Commissioner,
Cairo and Foreign Dept.,Simla.
Ho. 6943.
Dated-8-6-19SO.
Your telegram of May 5th. 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. Bahrain
telegraphs June 7th. Begins Bin B a ud writes three letters X
X XXXXXXXX XX limited iinds. Addressed
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. repeated Cairo Simla.
Telegram. Cypher R. pty.
From Civil jommissioner, Baghdad.
To 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. , London, repeated to High commissioner,
Cai*o. and Foreign Dept.,Simla*
Ho. 6944.
Dated 9-6-SO.
My immediately preceding telegram.
Firstly. Pending receipt of views of High Commissioner,
Cairo as to expediency of proposed meeting at Mecca. I need
only remark that if sea voyage can by any means oe avoided it
will

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Part 12 concerns British policy regarding the dispute between Bin Saud [‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd, also referred to in the correspondence as Ibn Saud] and King Hussein of Hejaz [Ḥusayn bin ‘Alī al-Hāshimī, King of Hejaz]. Much of the correspondence relates to (unsuccessful) efforts by the British to arrange a meeting between the two rulers. The correspondence discusses conditions and arrangements for a proposed meeting at Mecca (as suggested by Bin Saud), immediately after pilgrimage [Hajj].

The correspondence goes on to discuss details of an armistice agreement made between King Hussein's committee and the Nejd deputation, at Mecca. A translation of the agreement states that the two parties agree to end all hostile movements and resume negotiations as soon as possible through the British government.

Also included are the following:

  • details of a proposed gift of £5000 from the British government to Bin Saud (plus an honorary GCIE – Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire);
  • proposals of a payment of £30,000 by the British government to King Hussein, on the condition that the King signs a treaty with Turkey [the Treaty of Sèvres, which began the partitioning of the Ottoman Empire];
  • a copy (in Arabic) of the aforementioned Treaty;
  • news of reports that King Hussein's son, Sherif Feisal [Fayṣal bin Ḥusayn bin ‘Alī al-Hāshimī, also referred to in the correspondence as Amir Feisal], has been crowned King of Syria, and copies of translations of correspondence between Feisal and Bin Saud.

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File 2182/1913 Pt 12 'ARABIA: RELATIONS WITH BIN SAUD (AMIR OF NEJD) (HEJAZ-NEJD BOUNDARY DISPUTE)' [‎118r] (236/448), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/391/2, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100032475963.0x00002e> [accessed 23 August 2019]

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