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'File 8/15 Arab Series - 1933-1939' [‎7v] (14/434)

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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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iasf year the post of Assistant Under-Secretary of State, resident in Jedda, but
lias practically never been able to serve any useful purpose in that capacity
except as a transmitter of messages.
2. Some weeks ago Fuad Bey Hamza informed me that he had arranged to
visit Jedda regularly every Saturday after Ramadhan, i.e., roughly from the
beginning of Feluuary. He has in fact been available in Jedda on the forenoon
of most Saturdays since that date. The Ministry has now informed the foreign
missions by a circular that the branch of the Ministry in Jedda will be open every
Saturday for the i eception of foreign representatives. The circular adds that the
Under Secretary (or Deputy Minister, as Fuad Bey prefers to call himself) will
be prepared in exceptional circumstances to visit Jedda at other times at the
request of the representatives.
3. I take this opportunity of stating that the effective arrangements of the
Sa’udi Government for dealing with foreign affairs remain otherwise unchanged.
The Amir Feysal continues to be titular Minister and to play no apparent active
role. Fuad Bey Hamza continues to be the only person with whom business can
usefully be discussed. If the new arrangement is adhered to, it should alleviato
the difficulties of which I have complained in the past.
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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.

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1 file (214 folios)
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The file is arranged chronologically.

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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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