The collection has been established with an introduction by Robert L. Jarman, former consultant to the Bahrain National Museum. The collection establishes the complete series of available Ambassadors´ Reports for the Arabian peninsula up to 1960.
In 1930 the British Legation in Jedda was the first diplomatic post in Arabia to produce an Annual Report on Hejaz-Nejd. Thereafter, Annual Reports were sent from all British diplomatic representatives in Arabia, including Ambassadors, Ministers and the Political Resident in the Persian Gulf. Reports are found for Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Persian Gulf, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The Annual Reports cover all events of significance in each country, details of trade and economic activity and external relations with other Arab states, Britain and other powers