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Coll 6/66 'Saudi-Arabia: Saudi-Transjordan Frontier' [‎115r] (229/427)

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The record is made up of 1 file (212 folios). It was created in 3 Apr 1934-6 Mar 1940. 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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ven qo 9 it waB agreed chat Ibn Baud should have no more than
Xaf with its date gardens a.id salt pans. There therefore seemed
a good reason for conceding no further ground to the horth or
North-Vest of Xaf.
L'lR. RLNDhL said that this was a useful point. Hazim
was to the North of the boundary near Kaf 9 and if it had been
intended that the Saudi Government should have Hazim 9 this would
certainly have been mode c.Lear at the time.
THh CHAIRMAN said it was clear that we could base cur
arguments on the intention that the Saudi Government should be
given the 1adi Sirhan and that we should have the whore of the
Jebel fubaik:. It would be necessary to know whether the Jebel
Tubaik massif included Maizila.
MR. WILLIAMS asked whether we could argue that the
de facto line expressed the negotiators’ intentions. He
gathered that Sir Andrew Ryan was rather afraid of this
point.
MR. RLNDEju said that 9 if a Frontier Delimitation
Commission were to be set up 9 it would be necessary for it
to have very full terms of reference 9 providing that it
should take into account both the intentions of the negotia
tors (in the broadest sense) 9 and also the existing de 3.acto
boundary 9 which had been adopted with a view to giving effect
to those intentions. On these principles 9 and in view of
the homeless inaccuracy of the 1918 map 9 ic might oe possible
to secure the inclusion of the whole of the car track on the
Transjordan-Nejd section of the frontier* including its
eastern loop in Transjordan.
WING COMMANDER PIRIL pointed out that the car track
had been aligned as close as possible to the Jebel Tubaik
massif* on the assumption that the negotiators of the Hadda
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This file primarily concerns British policy on the question of the Saudi-Transjordan frontier, specifically the frontier between Transjordan and Nejd, as initially outlined in the Hadda Agreement of 1925.

The correspondence includes discussion of the following:

  • The reported disaffection of certain Saudi tribes in the Jauf [Al Jawf] and Teima [Taymā’] areas.
  • Difficulties arising from inaccuracies discovered on a 1918 map of the frontier, on which the Hadda agreement was based.
  • Saudi Government complaints regarding the alleged violation of the Saudi frontier by British aeroplanes and soldiers at Thaniyya Taraif [Thanīyat Ţurayf, Saudi Arabia].
  • A proposal made by Fuad Bey Hamza, Deputy Minister for Saudi Foreign Affairs, during a meeting at the Foreign Office in July 1935, that the frontier should be that which is shown on the 1918 map, regardless of the map's inaccuracies (a proposal that the British authorities in Transjordan encourage the Foreign Office to accept).
  • Reports of infringements of the existing frontier by Saudi patrols.
  • The British response to Ibn Saud's [‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd] claim to the districts of Akaba [Aqaba] and Maan [Ma‘ān] in Transjordan.

The file also includes the following:

  • Compiled notes of correspondence relating to the Treaty of Jedda (1927) and its modification (and more specifically, to the question of the Hejaz-Transjordan frontier) exchanged between Sir Gilbert Clayton and Ibn Saud (1927), and between the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Saudi Foreign Affairs (1936).
  • Copies of the minutes of meetings of the Committee of Imperial Defence's Standing Official Sub-Committee for Questions Concerning the Middle East, concerning the Saudi-Transjordan frontier (and, in one instance, also addressing the Island of Tamb 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. ).
  • Copies of the minutes of interdepartmental meetings regarding the Saudi-Transjordan frontier, held at the Colonial Office (7 January 1935) and Foreign Office (28 September 1934) respectively.
  • Two sketch maps depicting disputed territory near the frontier.

The file features the following principal correspondents: His Majesty's Minister at Jedda (Sir Andrew Ryan, succeeded by Sir Reader William Bullard); His Majesty's Chargé d'Affaires to Jedda (Albert Spencer Calvert); John Bagot Glubb, Acting Officer Commanding the Arab Legion; the Air Officer Commanding Palestine and Transjordan (Richard Edmund Charles Peirse); the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs [Fayṣal bin ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Āl Sa‘ūd]; officials of the Foreign Office, the Colonial Office, the Air Ministry, and the War Office.

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 (folio 2).

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1 file (212 folios)
Arrangement

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

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 213; 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 2-209; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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