Miscellaneous correspondence, reports, maps and other papers concerning the Middle East [21v] (43/220)
The record is made up of 1 file (110 folios). It was created in 27 Aug 1893-19 Dec 1918. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .
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Bin Sand undertakes, as his fathers did before him, to refrain from all aggression on or interfer
ence with the territories of Kuwait, Bahrein, (md of the Sheikhs of Qatar and the Oman Coast
[“ other tribes and chiefs ” omitted], who are under the protection of the British Grovernment, and who
have treaty relations with the said Government ; and the limits of their territories shall be hereafter
The British Government and Bin Saud agree to conclude [words in original draft omitted'] a
further detailed treaty in regard to [word omitted] matters concerning the two parties.
Dated 18th Safar 1334, corresponding to 26th December, 1915.
(Signed and sealed)
ABDUL AZIZ AL-SAUD.
P. Z. COX, Lieutenant-Colonel,
British Resident in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. .
Viceroy a,nd Governor-General of India.
This treaty was ratified by the Viceroy and Governor-General of India in Council at Simla, on
the 18th day of July, 1916 a.d.
(Signed) A. H. GRANT,
Seereta'i'y to the Government of India,
Foreign and Political Department.
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The file contains correspondence, memoranda, maps, and other papers relating to Middle Eastern affairs and a few other miscellaneous matters. The majority of the file concerns discussions of and proposals for the post-war settlement of Near Eastern territories, including Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, and the Arabian Peninsula. The basis of these discussions was the Sykes-Picot agreement of 1916.
Other matters covered by the papers include events in Siam [Thailand] and Burmah [Myanmar] and the colonial rivalry in the region between France and Britain, the Baghdad Railway, and relations with Ibn Saud in Arabia, including a report on the 1917-18 mission to Najd by Harry St John Philby (folios 67-98).
Folios 99-110 are six maps with accompanying notes that show the various proposed territorial settlements and spheres of influence in the Near East and one showing Britain's global colonial possessions.
Memoranda and correspondence comes from officials at the Foreign Office 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. . Other correspondents include French and Italian government officials.
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- 1 file (110 folios)
The file is arranged in roughly chronological order, from the front to the back.
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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front of the envelope with 1, and terminates at the inside back last page with 110, 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.
Pagination: the file also contains an original printed pagination sequence.
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