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'File 8/15 Arab Series - 1933-1939' [‎5v] (10/434)

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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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{Received on 11th March 1 ( J33, with Political Secretary's, letter No. 8, dated
,23rd February 1933.)
Enclosure in Foreign Office covering letter, dated 20th February 1933.
Letter from the Foreign Office, to the Colonial Office, No. E.-729|256;91,
dated the 18th February 1933.
With reference to Colonial Office letter No. 97904j32 of the 6th February,
regarding the status of the Iladramaut, I am directed by Secretary Sir John
Simon to request you to inform Secretary Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister that he
concurs in the draft despatch to the Resident at Aden which was enclosed in that
2. A copy of this letter is being sent to the 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. .
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{Received on 5th March 1933, with Political Secretary's letter No. P. Z.-7, dated
16th February 1933.)
Telegram from His Majesty’s Minister, Jedda, to the Foreign Office, No. 33,
Your telegram No. 11. Minister for Foreign Affairs protests against
two further violations of territory by British aircraft alleged to have flown over
Jubail on January 25th and February 3rd. Only particulars given are that
on the first occasion aeroplane, was flying south to north and circled over
neighbourhood of the town.
{Received on 18th March 1933, with Political Secretary's letter No. 9, datde the
2nd March 1933.)
Enclosures in Foreign Office covering letter No. E.-899|759|25, dated February
22, 1933.
Memorandum from H. M.'s Minister, Jedda, to the Foreign Office, No. 33,
dated the 24th January 1933.
His Majesty’s Minister at Jedda presents his compliments to His Majesty’s
Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and has the honour to transmit
to him the undermentioned documents :—
Description of Enclosure.
Name and Date. Subject.
From His Excellency Fuad Bey Hamza, Treaty of Abu ’Arish between Sa’udi
No. 6!8!6 of the 23rd January 1933. Arabia and the Yemen,
to His Excellency Fuad Bey Hamza,
No. 248|2|6 of the 24th January 1933.
Enclosure 1 to Serial No. (9).
Letter from the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to H. Ml’s Minister;,
Jedda, No. 6|8j6, dated the 27th Ramadhan 1351 (23rd January 1933).
With reference to your letter of the 5th Ramadhan 1351 (January 1) con
cerning the enquiry about the date of the exchange of ratifications of the
Treaty concluded between the Government of His Majesty’s the King and the
Imam Yahya, I have now learnt that the date of conclusion at Abu ’Arish was
the 5th Sha’ban 1350 (15th December 1931), the date of His Majesty the King’s
telegram of ratification was the 19th Sha’ban 1350 (29th December 1931), and
the date of the Imam Yahya’s reply expressing agreement was the 15th
Ramadhan 1350 (23rd January 1932).

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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.

Extent and format
1 file (214 folios)

The file is arranged chronologically.

Physical characteristics

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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