'File 8/15 Arab Series - 1933-1939' [211v] (422/434)
The record is made up of 1 file (214 folios). It was created in 31 Aug 1933-20 Mar 1939. 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.
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Enclosure in Foreign Office covering letter, dated 13th July 1938.
Demi-official letter from Sir R. W. Bullard, H. M.’s Minister, Jedda,.
to C. W. Baxter, Esq., M.C., Foreign Office, London, No. 1286/
300 /23, dated the 14th June 1938. |
The arrival of the guns which the Italians sold or gave to the Saudi
Government was reported in Jedda telegram No. 63 [S. No. (21)], dated
March 11th. Fuad Hamza seemed to take particular care not to say how many
there were, and I have never heard an exact figure from any other source,
though “eight to twelve” has been mentioned. There is an Italian here who
arrived with the guns and is possibly an artillery instructor. Fuad said,
it will be remembered (Jedda telegram No. 54 of March 5th), that the con
signment would be accompanied by Italians to expalin the use of the arms.
This Italian is said to be very assiduous in his attentions to the Command
ant, and he does not appear in the European community, though Trott met
him once at the Iraqi Legation.
The Hon’ble the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. presents his
Sir Aubrey Metcalfe, K.C.I.E., C.S.I., M.V.O., Secretary to the
Government of India in the External Affairs Department,
and has the honour to transmit to him a copy of the undermentioned docu
British Consulate-General, Bushire, dated 20th July 1938.
Reference to 'previous correspondence.
Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Printed Letter No. 289-S. [S. No. (26)], of 25th May 1938.
Jedda letter No. 1297/287/23 undated.
Effect of Ibn Saud’s death on events in Saudi Arabia.
Demi-official letter from Sir R. W. Bullard, H. M.’s Minister, Jedda,
to T. C. Fowle, Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , No 1297/
Many thanks for your confidential D. O. No. 288-S. [enclosure to S.
No. (26)], dated May 25th which has led me to look up your “Future of
Arabia” of September 18th, 1931. It has always been supposed, I think,
that the Saudi regime was very much a one-man show and that anything
might happen if Ibn Saud died, so that when I wrote my despatch No. 78 of
April 25th I felt that I was expounding the obvious. But the despatch
arose out of the complaints of the Hejazi I quoted, and moreover I had been
thinking about the possible effect on Saudi Arabia of a steady revenue from
About this item
The file contains the Foreign Office confidential prints of the Arabia Series for the years 1933 to 1938. It includes correspondence, memoranda, and extracts from newspapers. The correspondence is principally between the British Legation in Jedda and the Foreign Office. Other correspondents include British diplomatic, political, and military offices, foreign diplomats, heads of state, tribal leaders, corporations, and individuals in the Middle East region.
Each annual series is composed of several numbered serials that are often connected to a particular subject. The file covers many subjects related to the affairs of Saudi Arabia.
Included in the file are the following:
- a memorandum on Arab Unity produced by the Foreign Office dated 12 June 1933 (author unknown), folios 11-13;
- a memorandum on petroleum in Arabia produced by the Petroleum Department dated 5 August 1933 (author unknown), folios 23-26;
- a record of interviews with Ibn Sa‘ūd, King of Saudi Arabia, conducted by Reader Bullard and George William Rendel between 20 and 22 March 1937;
- a memorandum on Yemen by Captain B W Seager, the Frontier Officer, dated 20 July 1937;
- several records of proceedings of ships on patrol in the Red Sea, including that of HMS Penzance , Hastings , Colombo , Bideford , and Londonderry .
Folios 213-15 are internal office notes.
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- 1 file (214 folios)
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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the back cover with 217; 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. An additional foliation sequence is also present in parallel between ff 2-215; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence.
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