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Official: Colonial Office: Middle East: Various papers., 1920 - 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/14

Scope and Contents

Papers on various subjects including: the dispute between King Hussein [of the Hijaz, Arabia] and Ibn Saud [Sultan of Najd, Arabia]; British government subsidies to the chiefs of the Arabian peninsula; the 'Akhwan' Islamic religious movement; Britain's military forces in Persia [later Iran] and Mesopotamia [later Iraq]; the position of Emir Feisal and his dealings with the Foreign Office and [1st Lord] Curzon [of Kedleston, Lord President of the Council]; the position of Sir Percy Cox, High Commissioner in Mesopotamia; the emirate of Mecca [Saudi Arabia]; the establishment of a council of state for Iraq; dealings with the French regarding Turkey and Syria and on the Arab and Kurd levies.Includes internal correspondence and 8 notes from Sir Arthur Hirtzel [Deputy Under Secretary, India Office] and 4 notes from Sir James Masterton Smith [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies].


  • Creation: 1920 - 1921

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1 file(s) (1 bound file (153 folios))

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