File 3136/1914 Pt 6 ‘German War. Turkey. Jeddah. Food Supplies’ [29r] (68/472)
The record is made up of 1 volume (226 folios). It was created in 5 Dec 1914-11 Jun 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.
This transcription is created automatically. It may contain errors.
operations as he can cai‘ry on with his resources and
material assistance now given him*
Only question for immediate decision is suggested
hlockade of Kedjaz coast* I understand that Navy and
Aden political authorities approve of hlockade of the
whole of the Red Sea Arab Coast excepting ports open
to Idrisi# Soudan agrees and I support proposal as
a temporary measure on the grounds urged by Shereef anu
after due notice to merchants concerned*
Messenger informs me that Shereef lays great
stress on the blockade as necessary adjunct to his
operations time tor which is drawing near. Delay ap
Addressed to F*Oo 257 repeated to Government of
About this item
Papers concerning the impact of war between Britain and Turkey upon shipping, food supplies and travellers on Hajj pilgrimage, along the Red Sea coast of Arabia (including the Hedjaz [Hejaz] and Yemen), and the wider Arab region. Subjects covered include:
- Reports of food shortages in the Hedjaz region (including at Jeddah and Mecca), prompted by the Government of India’s prohibition of exports to the region from India in March 1914, the subsequent reinstatement of exports (announced in a communiqué from the Viceroy in May 1915, folios 90-91), and reports of the seizure of foodstuffs by the Turkish authorities at Mecca and Jeddah (ff 44-48).
- Arrangements for the shipment of foodstuffs to the Hedjaz from Egypt.
- Italian shipping in the Red Sea, including reports of Italian ships stopping at Turkish-controlled ports, and articles banned from being shipped by Italian vessels (ff 167-168).
- A reported incident in February 1915, in which Turkish military authorities requisitioned 30,000 sacks of barley from an Italian vessel, reported as being intended for Egyptian pilgrims (ff 153-162).
- The role of the Italian authorities in the Hedjaz in the distribution of supplies, and the implications on this role of Italy’s entry into the war (ff 85-89).
- Famine in Yemen, reported by British officials as being the result of locust outbreaks in the region, and shipping restrictions from India (ff 122-124).
- Discussion of whether British subjects from India should be prohibited, or only discouraged from, travelling to Arabia on pilgrimage in 1915 (ff 69-77).
- The High Commissioner in Egypt, Arthur Henry McMahon’s 1915 proclamation ‘to the people of Arabia’ (English text, folio 64), including responses to the proclamation, and discussion of its implications, amongst Foreign and 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. staff (ff 54-64).
- Copies of correspondence from McMahon, dated March to June 1916, regarding his negotiations with Shereef [Hussein ibn Ali al-Hashimi] (ff 18-32).
- In May 1916, a further blockade on foodstuffs to Jeddah (ff 5-17).
The volume’s principal correspondents include: the British High Commissioner in Egypt (Arthur Henry McMahon); the 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. (Arthur Hirtzel, Thomas William Holderness); the British 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. at Aden (Charles Henry Uvedale Price); the Viceroy and Governor-General of India (Charles Hardinge).
The file contains a single item of correspondence in French, a copy of a letter from the Banque Imperiale Ottomane at Djeddah [Jeddah], dated 27 November 1914 (ff 180-183).
- Extent and format
- 1 volume (226 folios)
The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.
The subject 3136 (German War) consists of 6 volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/462-467. The volumes are divided into 6 parts, with each part comprising one volume. The part numbers are: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7. There is no part 3.
- Physical characteristics
Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 228; 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.
- Written in
- English and French in Latin script View the complete information for this record
Use and share this item
- Share this item
File 3136/1914 Pt 6 ‘German War. Turkey. Jeddah. Food Supplies’ [29r] (68/472), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/466, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100038840020.0x000045> [accessed 18 October 2019]
Copy and paste the code below into your web page where you would like to embed the image.
<meta charset="utf-8"><a href="https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100038840020.0x000045">File 3136/1914 Pt 6 ‘German War. Turkey. Jeddah. Food Supplies’ [‎29r] (68/472)</a> <a href="https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100038840020.0x000045"> <img src="https://images.qdl.qa/iiif/images/81055/vdc_100000000419.0x000169/IOR_L_PS_10_466_0068.jp2/full/!280,240/0/default.jpg" alt="" /> </a>
Copyright: How to use this content
- File 3136/1914 Pt 6 ‘German War. Turkey. Jeddah. Food Supplies’
- front, back, spine, edge, head, tail, front-i, 2r:15v, 17r:20v, 21Ar, 21Av, 21r:24r, 24Av, 24Bv, 24Cv, 24v:25r, 25Av, 25v:68v, 69Ar, 69Av, 69r:88v, 89Ar, 89Av, 89r:109v, 110Ar, 110Av, 110r:132v, 134r:179v, 184r:227v, back-i
- East India Company, the Board of Control, the India Office, or other British Government Department
- Usage terms
- Open Government Licence