Miscellaneous correspondence, reports, maps and other papers concerning the Middle East [89r] (178/220)
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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This report would not be complete without some attempt on my part to
express my gratitude for the generous help and co-operation received by me
from many quarters.
0 n Captain. P. G. Loch, I.A., 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. , first at Bahrain and then
at Kuwait, to whom I cannot adequately express my sense of obligation, fell
a heavy burden of work of many kinds in connection with the Mission; on
Jll “j 1 could always rely for the prompt disposal of urgent work and for
enthusiastic co-operation in a variety of ways.
lo Mr. Mungavin and Lieutenant MacCollum, who succeeded Captain
Loch at Bahrain and Kuwait, respectively, I owe a similar debt of gratitude.
f° Lieutenant-Colonel Basset, British Agent at Jidda, and the Officers
of his staff and more particularly to Captain Dickson and Lieutenant Grey,
on whose generous co-operation in the matter of ciphering I was obliged to
make heavy demands during my stay at Jidda, I am under a great obligation
tor their hospitable entertainment and ready assistance in my work.
And finally, if it is not presumptuous to do so, I take this opportunity
of rendering thanks for the hospitality, kindness and unvarying consideration
exjmrienced by me during my sojourn in Egypt and Palestine at the hands
of His Excellency the High Commissioner for Egypt and the Officers of his
Staff, of Commander Hogarth and the Officers and Staff of the Arab Bureau
at Cairo and of Brigadier-General Clayton and the Officers of the Palestine
administration, with whom I came in contact.
H. St. J. PHILBY, I.C.S.,
In Charge of the Najd Mission.
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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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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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