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File 2182/1913 Pt 2 'Persian Gulf Situation in El Katr Policy towards Bin Saud' [‎159r] (319/543)

The record is made up of 1 volume (269 folios). It was created in 18 Nov 1913-22 Nov 1916. 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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Sir L. Mallet to Sir Edward Grey.—{Received April 25, 2T5 p.m.)
Constantinople, April 25, 1914.
(No. 260.) (April 25, 6*30 p.m.)
YOUR telegram No. 205 of 23rd April: Bin Sand and decorations for Sheikh of
I shall not be able to see the Grand Vizier until this afternoon. It is possible that
decoration may be connected with negotiations with Bin Sand, and unless there is
some strong reason it would in my opinion be preferable not to raise the question, as
the conferring of a decoration hardly affects the status quo, and as it is no breach of
convention ; any enquiry will only raise suspicion that we are already trying to go
behind it, as will too frequent enquiries respecting Bin Saud.
My telegram No. 252 and Basra telegram of 23rd April repeated
in my immediately preceding telegram look as if something was going
on, but I will find an opportunity of questioning Talaat Bey, which would be preferable
to questioning the Grand Vizier.

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This volume contains part 2 of the subject 'Persia Gulf'. It primarily concerns British policy towards Bin Saud [‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd] following the latter's occupation of Ottoman-ruled El Hassa [Al Hasa]. Included in the volume are the following:

Correspondents include the following:

The part includes a divider that gives the subject and part number, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references contained in the part by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 volume (269 folios)

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

The subject 2182 (Persia Gulf) consists of 8 volumes: IOR/L/PS/10/384-391. The volumes are divided into 12 parts with part 1 comprising the first volume, part 2 comprising the second volume, part 3 comprising the third volume, parts 4-5 comprising the fourth volume, part 6 comprising the fifth volume, parts 7-8 comprising the sixth volume, parts 9-10 comprising the seventh volume, and parts 11-12 comprising the eighth volume.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 271; 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 foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 6-270; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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