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'File 8/15 Arab Series - 1933-1939' [‎47r] (93/434)

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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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(35)
(Received on J3th March 1934, with Political Secretary’s letter, No. 11, dated
15th March 1934.)
Enclosure in Foreign Oflice, Covering Letter, dated 10th March 1934.
Letter trom the British Embassy, Iraq, to the Foreign Office, No. 58 , dated
the 9th March 1934.
Following for Mr. Rendel.
Saudi Arabian Legation have asked me to give them English text of Ivowcit-
Nejd boundary convention signed Uqair, December 2nd, 1922.
Do you see any objection f
(36)
(Received on 31st March 1934, with Political Secretary’s letter, No. 11, dated
15th March 1934.)
Enclosure in Foreign Office, Covering Letter, dated 12th March 1934.
Telegram from the Foreign Office, to the British Embassy, Iraq, No. 47, dated
the 10th March 1934.
Your telegram No. 58 of the 9th March [Serial No. (5)]. Communication to
Saudi Legation at Baghdad of English text of Koweit-Nejd Boundary Conven
tion of 1922).
No objection.
(37)
(Received on 7th April 1934, with Political Secretary’s, letter No. 12, dated the
22nd March 1934.)
Letter from the Admiralty, 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. , No. M.-0448|34, dated the
12th March 1934.
I am commanded by My Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to transmit
for the information of the Secretary of State for India in Council; extracts from
a report of proceedings of the Senior Officer, Red Sea Sloops in H. M. S,
Hastings, covering the period list to 31st December, 1933.
Enclosure to Serial No. (37).
Extract from a report of proceedings of the Senior Officer, Red Sea Sloops
in H. M. S. Hastings for period 1st to 31st December 1933.
4. Kamaran. —Hastings sailed from Kamaran on 10th December and car
ried out a patrol at dawn off the Yemen coast near the Straits of Bab-el-Mandeb
followed by a patrol oft' the African coast, thence across the Griilf of Tajnra
and along the western extremety of British Somaliland. No dhows were met.
At this time of the year, due to weather conditions dhow traffic practically
ceases in the Southern end of the Rod Sea except, for coastal trade inside the reefs.
Trade in dates from 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. , which is considerable, has only just
commenced and cargoes are conveyed in larger dhows than are usualy en
countered in this locality.
•j. Aden. — Arrived at Aden on 12th December preparatory to embarking
ihe Mission proceeding to Sana via Hodeida with the object of negotiating a
treaty with the Imam of the Yemen.
6. The Resident embarked at 08-25 on 15th December and was saluted by
the shore battery on leaving Prince of Wales Pier and again on arrival on board
when his personal flag was broken at the force.
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7. Hodeida. —Bad weather was experienced after passing Perim and the
passengers, without exception, were glad to reach Hodeida. A national salute
was fired on arrival and returned immediately by the shore battery, whose gun.
Brill was a distinct improvement on the last visit. (November 1932.) The ship
was met by a deputation headed by the Governor of Zediya w r ho came on board
to welcome the Mission on behalf of the Govemor.

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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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