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'Najd-Transjordan Boundary' [‎6r] (16/358)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (175 folios). It was created in 17 Feb 1925-29 Dec 1927. 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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Memorandum from the Under Secretary to the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. 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. , No. 656-S., dated Bushire, the 1st December
1924.
T undermentioned papers is forwarded to the Government
ot India in the Foreign and Political Department.
List of Papers.
Despatch No. 35/654-S. of even date, to His Majesty’s Principal Sec
retary of State for the Colonies, with enclosures. Telegram No. 55/1135
from the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. .
Letter from the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. 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. , to His Majes
ty’s Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, Colonial
Office, Downing Street, London, No. 35/654-S., dated Bushire, the
1st December 1924.
In continuation of my telegram No. 55, dated the 25th November 1924,
I have the honour to enclose a translation of letter No. Ill, d.ated the 8th
November 1924, from His Highness the Sultan of Nejd on the subject of the
unsettled boundary between Nejd and Trans-Jordan.
Your message of the 15th October, No. 416, was received by me in
Bahrain and was handed 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 once for transmission.
On the 20th October from Bushire I communicated to Major Daly the
detailed description of the Provisional boundary in a telegram No. 1046, of t
which I attach a paraphrase. This was forwarded to-Ibn Saud on the 21st
October. It is obviously the receipt of this letter which His Highness
acknowledges in his letter No. Ill now received.
Copies of this despatch are being sent to Their Excellencies the High
Commissioners for Iraq and Palestine and to the Government of India.
Telegram P., from the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. , Bushire, to the Political
Agent, Bahrain, No. 1046, dated the 20th October 1924.
Please communicate the following as accurately as possible in a letter to
Ibn Saud. *
Provisional boundary of Trans-Jordania referred to in telegram from
His Majesty’s Secretary of State for the Colonies, dated October 15th, is as
follows: —
The intersection of meridian 39 with parallel 32 to the intersection of
meridian 37 with parallel 311. Thence along meridian 37 to parallel 31.
Thence to the intersection of meridian 38 with parallel 30. Thence along
meridian 38 to parallel 29 degrees 35 or point due west of Nefud salient.
Thence crossing the Hedjaz railway in the neighbourhood of Mudawwara to
point on the Gulf south of Akaba. Ends.
In other words, boundary stretches from Gulf of Akaba at point due
West of Mudawwara through Mudawwara and Jebel Tubik up to. Meridian
38, 32 miles below intersection of Meridian 38 with parallel 30. Thence
North West about 95 miles to Wakf-As-Suan, thence North about 40 miles,
thence 120 miles East and slightly North to intersection of meridian 39 with
parallel 32, thus forming tri-junction with Iraq.
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The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, and notes for the period of February 1925 to December 1927 relating to the Najd-Transjordan boundary.

Topics discussed include:

  • The Najd-Transjordanian boundary and raiding between Iraq and Najd.
  • The mission of Sir Gilbert Clayton Mission to Ibn Sa`ud.
  • Najd-Iraq Frontier Agreement (Bahra Agreement), signed in 1925.

Included in the volume is a copy of the English version (folios 36 to 37) of the ten articles of the Bahra Agreement signed by the Sultan of Najd and Dependencies and Sir Gilbert Clayton on behalf of the 'Mesopotamia Government' to regulate raiding. The file also includes letters in Arabic from Ibn Sa'ud to British officials.

The principal correspondents include: the Secretary of State for the Colonies, London; the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. 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. , Bushire (Francis Beville Prideaux); the High Commissioner, Baghdad; 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. , Kuwait; HM Consul, Jeddah; and the Sultan of Najd and Dependencies (Ibn Sa'ud).

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1 volume (175 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in rough chronological order from the front to the rear of the 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 177; 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 5-173; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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