File 3372/1916 Pt 2 'Arabia: French and Italian policy'
- Foreign Office (correspondent)
High Commissioner, Egypt (correspondent)
The volume contains papers largely relating to French policy in the Hedjaz [Hejaz] and Arabia, and Anglo-French relations concerning the region. It includes papers relating to the following:The French mission being sent to the Hedjaz under Mustapha Cherchali.The French Military Mission in the Hedjaz.The British desire for French recognition of British predominance in the region.The Sykes-Picot Mission.The recommendations of HM High Commissioner, Egypt, on future British policy in Arabia.The desire of the French government to send the equivalent in gold of 975,000 francs to the King of the Hedjaz.The question of a revised agreement between Britain and France regarding Arabia and the Hedjaz.The activities of a French agent at Mecca, Mahomet Bin Sasi.The volume also includes papers relating to the policy to be adopted by Britain towards Italian ‘pretentions’ in Arabia.The papers mostly consist of: correspondence between the India Office and the Foreign Office, with enclosures including correspondence between the Foreign Office and the French Ambassador to the United Kingdom; copy correspondence between the Foreign Office and Sir Reginald Wingate, HM High Commissioner, Egypt, sent to the India Office by the Foreign Office; India Office Minute Papers; and other correspondence and papers. Some of the papers are in French, and there is also a copy of a newspaper cutting in Italian.The file includes a divider which gives the subject number, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.
1 volume (243 folios)
The papers are arranged in chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.The subject 3372 (Pt 1 Arab Revolt, and Pt 2 Arabia) consists of two volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/615-616. The volumes are divided into two parts, with part 1 comprising one volume, and part 2 comprising the second volume.
Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 243; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto side of each folio. The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the leading and ending flyleaves.A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.
- Item contributor:
- British Library. India Office Records and Private Papers
- Data contributor:
- Qatar National Library
- 1 volume (243 folios)
- International relations
- Geographic region:
Creative Commons Attribution Licence
Open Government Licence
- Is part of:
- British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers