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Coll 6/72 'Saudi Arabia: Relations with the Yemen. Delimitation of the Saudi-Yemeni Frontier.' [‎17r] (33/50)

The record is made up of 1 file (23 folios). It was created in 1 Mar 1934-15 Apr 1936. It was written in English. 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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their territories within their known limits, and all
"between the said directions and their vicinities, the
names of which are not mentioned and which were actually
subject to or under the control of the Yemeni Kingdom
before the year 1352, are on the Yemeni side and belong
to the Yemen. On the left hand side are Musam, Wa’lan,
most of the narth, the Khuba, the Jabri, most of the Abadil,
all Faifa, beni Malik, Beni Haris, the Al Talid, Q,ahtan,
Dhahran, Wadi'a, all the Wadi*a Dhahran, together with the
pass of Marwan, and Aqaba Rifada, and the area lying beyond
on the east and north of Yam and Najran, Hadhim, Zur Wada,
all the Waila in Hajran, and all below Aqaba buhuqa, up to
the edges of iMajran and Yam on the east, all these, and
their territories within their known limits, and all between
the named directions and their vicinities which have not been
mentioned by name, and which were actually subject to or
under the control of the Saudi Arab Kingdom before the year
1352, are on the left of the said line and belong to the
Saudi Arab Kingdom. Everything mentioned regarding Yam,
Bajran, Hadan, Zur Wad 1 a, and all the Waila in Bajran, is
in accordance with the decision (Tahkim) of His Majesty the
Imam Yahya to His Majesty King Abdul Aziz as regards Yam,
and the judgment (Hukm) of His Majesty King Abdul Aziz that
all of it should belong to the Saudi Arab Kingdom; a.nd while
the Hadan and Zur Wad’a and the Waila in Bajran belong to
Waila and except in so far as has been mentioned, do not
come within the Saudi Arab Kingdom, this shall not prevent
them nor tneir brothers of Waila from enjoying mutual
relations and intercourse and the usual and customary
co-operation. This line then extends from the end of the
above-mentioned limits between the edges of the Saudi Arab
trioes and of those of the Hamdam-bin-Zaid, and all the
Yemeni tribes who are outside Yam. All the borders and
the Yemeni territories up to the end of the Yemeni frontier

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This file primarily concerns the delimitation of the Saudi-Yemeni frontier, following the conclusion of the Treaty of Taif in 1934. It includes discussion of the following: the geographical position of the Beni Malik [Bani Malik], Abadil [ʿAbādil] and Ahl Faifa [Ahl Fayfa] tribes; amendments to a pre-existing sketch map of the frontier; arrangements made by both parties of the treaty for the delimitation of the frontier.

Correspondents include the following: His Majesty's Chargé d'Affaires, Jedda (Albert Spencer Calvert); His Majesty's Minister, Jedda (Sir Andrew Ryan); officials of the Foreign Office and the British Legation at Jedda.

In addition to correspondence, the file includes a copy of the aforementioned sketch map (enclosed in an envelope), and a copy of a translation of an extract from the Treaty of Taif.

The file includes a divider which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (23 folios)

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

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 25; 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 1-24; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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Coll 6/72 'Saudi Arabia: Relations with the Yemen. Delimitation of the Saudi-Yemeni Frontier.' [‎17r] (33/50), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/2145, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 14 November 2019]

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