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'Najd-Transjordan Boundary' [‎13r] (30/358)

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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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perron within their horde re, their thowinc then reepoct and
giving thna material cuxl moral encouragement &nu ansing them
acainet m, one in short, the obstinacy ol thle Oar ©maant,
their infledibility and bleresarc of ri^t f their officially
elding witli otiier Governments a^ainrt ^ policy and against
r^r itate, as they exhibited in the huealt Conference, all
thccc are proofs bearing out the fact that me said ^overmen
have no desire that peace and safety should be maintainod
between utu
.y repeated protects made last year in the healt
Comoronce and my tomorouB complaints submitted to Tour
•oncer acaimt roairring tmnstrocolone prove tiiat I have mmm
never, even for a day, aeturned the attitude of an encroaching
traiisgreeeor, but on tiio other tmm $ have alenye been on the
dcieneivo, . m the Text movements in QMI Bahai n
irulmt ulai:ian took tiace in retaliation for raids carried
out on my triber romc time before the mm*
, inoc this no ml state of affaire, in it# entirety*
eatiotoc in the irrea onciblo covomaant of lent Joronnia
throughout last year* anc t incc oil oncivc movements were
being plamiev covertly, my belief wexov. firm that it me lm»
• »Mible fo/ the iltuation tmzmon ut to remain secure fox-
cood until those paxtior ehodld deelet from contesting one
provoking mo.
mesa two ocvernaente, by emiding expedition#
my tribe# • c to aciiicvc the two objects (t) -that
either cotmtcx-rolde eg&inet their tribet «hould fo low (in
tpiie case they will represent thaanelvee before
Government in the gulec of the oppreeeec tnd the \ran#ereeeed
uion : in this they cherish the hor^o of dieturbing the mindc
of the British authorities about me) (ii) that T shotld remain
quiet of ter those raids; in whici* can® hatred will be created
in the hearts of my tribes, who are aealou# Invert of revenge

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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)

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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