Miscellaneous correspondence, reports, maps and other papers concerning the Middle East [96r] (192/220)
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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STATEMENT OF ARMS AND AMMUNITION GIVEN TO IBN SAUD
September, 1915 .
. . 300 Turkish rifles.
December, 1916 .
. . 4 Machine guns.
do. . .
. . 1,000 long .303 rifles.
do. . .
. . 2,000 .303 carbines.
April, 1917 . .
. . 2 Turkish guns (7-pounders).
July, 1918 . .
. . 1,000 Winchester rifles.
October, 1918 . .
. . 1,000 .303 rifles* (1914 pattern).
. . 250,000 rounds S.A.A.
July, 1918 . . .
. . 100,000 do. do. (Winchester).
August, 1918 . .
. . 250,000 do. do. t
October, 1918 . .
. . 100,000 do. do.
*In replacement of the 1,000 Winchester rifles issued in July and found to be unacceptable.
+To replace ammunition issued in December, 1916, which was found to be defective (possibly
owing to long and careless storage).
N.B.—In addition to above a certain amount of ammunition for the Turkish 7-pounder
guns was sent to Ibn Saud.
STATEMENT SHEWING ALL CASH PAYMENTS MADE TO
IBN SAUD, SINCE THE OUTBREAK OF WAR.
April, 1918 . .
July, 1918 . .
October, 1918 .
264,000 (c) 5,000
(b) Loan (to be written off as gift).
N.B.—The above payments, roughly amounting to £42,500, are exclusive of the regular
monthly subsidy of £5,000 which Ibn Saud has received since January, 1917. In addition to
cash payments Ibn Saud in October received 3,000 bags of rice and 200 bags each of sugar and
coffee. A gift of 60 tents has also been sanctioned by H.M.’s Government and will be sent to-
him on arrival.
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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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