Coll 6/1 'Hejaz-Nejd: Franco-Hejaz-Nejd Treaty and Relations Hejaz-Syria Treaty.' [47r] (93/110)
The record is made up of 1 file (53 folios). It was created in 18 Feb 1926-16 Dec 1937. It was written in English and French. 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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Januar jr 6,
honour to state that in the course of a visit paid
to me a few days ago by the French Charge d'Affaires,
I turned the conversation on to the negotiations for
a treaty between France and Ibn Sa*ud. Monsieur
Maigret is a most effusive colleague on the personal
side but is usually very reticent about affairs. He
never mentioned his negotiations to me before I left
Jedda in August, Information from various local
sources during my absence appeared to confirm what I
had already heard from my Italian colleague viz.
that the French, like the Italians, were at loggerheads
with the Hej'az Government regarding the insertion in
their treaty of a clause similar to Article 7 of the
Treaty of Jedda relative to the repression of the slave
the other day threw a new light on the matter. I con
doled with him on the difficulty he had experienced in
his negotiations• He admitted that they had gone very
slow and attributed this partly to the elusiveness of
the Hejaz Government, which, as you know, is inaccessible
My conversation with Monsieur Maigret
His Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State
for Foreign Affairs.
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This file primarily concerns relations between France and the Hejaz-Nejd (later Saudi Arabian) Government.
The beginning of the file relates to treaty negotiations between France and Ibn Saud's [‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd's] Hejaz-Nejd Government, as well as negotiations between the Hejaz-Nejd Government and the French mandated territories in Syria. It contains copies of letters (forwarded by the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to the Under-Secretary of State for India) to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs from British diplomatic officials reporting on events and on meetings with their French counterparts. The file includes the following:
- Reports of a proposed appointment of a French representative at the court of Ibn Saud.
- Reports on the progression of the treaty negotiations.
- Reports on the contents of the signed treaties (referred to in the correspondence as the Franco-Hejazi Treaty and the Syro-Hejazi Agreement respectively) and of how they compare with the Treaty of Jedda of 1927 [the most recent treaty between Ibn Saud and the United Kingdom].
- Copies of the agreements (in French).
- Reports of the raising of the French Consulate at Jedda to the status of a Legation.
The principal correspondents are His Majesty's Chargé d’Affaires, Jedda (Cecil Gervase Hope Gill, succeeded by Albert Spencer Calvert), and the British Minister at Jedda, Andrew Ryan. The French material in this file consists of the aforementioned agreements and accompanying correspondence.
The file includes a divider which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the volume by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.
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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 55; 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.
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