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'File XXV/2 Arabian Affairs (including Iraq). Qatar and al Hassa (Bin Saud)' [‎7r] (13/56)

The record is made up of 1 file (26 folios). It was created in 11 May 1913-1 Sep 1914. 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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CONFIDENTIAL..
Rep;: No:2 04.
British Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. and Consulate-General.
T^~
Bushire, July 1913.
A copy of the undermentioned papers is forwarded,
with compliments, 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. , h a s c[ a t ,
for information, in continuation of this office No. 1374,
dated 18th May 1913.
It is requested that the wishes of Kis .ziajesty^
Government as set forth in these papers as l-o the atti
tude which Political Officers in the Gulf should adopt
in reference to Bin Baud, may he carefully observed.
Lieut-Colonel,
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 Oulf
1. Letter from Bin Baud to Resident, dated 13th June 1913.
2. Telegram from Resident to Foreign, No.1150, dated
27th June 1913.
3. Telegram from Secretary of State for India to Viceroy
Foreign-Secret, dated 3rd ^uly 1913.
4. Telegram from Foreign, Simla, to Resident, Jo.b-321,
5
dated 5th July 1913.
Letter from Resident to Bin Baud, No.978, dated 9th

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This file contains correspondence between British officials concerning the seizure of al-Hasa from Ottoman control by Bin Saud [‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd] and his growth in power along the littoral. The impact of this development upon relations between Bin Saud and the British Government generally is also discussed, notably the need to maintain neutrality in the conflict between him and the Ottomans. This discussion includes mention of the importance of maintaining the independence of Qatar and the states of the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. vis-à-vis Bin Saud.

The correspondence in the file is primarily between officials at the Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in Bushire, the Government of India's Foreign Department and the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Bahrain but also includes a limited amount of correspondence (in English translation) between Bin Saud and British officials.

In addition to correspondence, the file contains a document entitled 'Memorandum of Interview with Bin Saud on 15th-16th December 1913' written by 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. in Bahrain, Arthur Prescott Trevor, and 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. in Kuwait, William Henry Irvine Shakespear (folios 24-25).

The file contains an index on folio 2 that lists all the letters contained in the file with details of the correspondents and the date.

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1 file (26 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 28; 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.

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