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'File 8/15 Arab Series - 1933-1939' [‎53r] (105/434)

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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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Endorsement by the Foreign and Political Department, No. F. 17-N.|34, dates
the 21st May 1934.
A copy* of the undermentioned paper is forwarded to 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. , Bushire, for information, in continuation
of endorsement from the Government of India m the Foreign and Political
Department, No. F. 47-N.|33, dated the 17th January 1934 [Serial Ivo. (55) in
File No. 47-N.|33j
Arabia Series of 1934, Serial Nos. (1) to (20) k
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Endorsement b y the Foreign and Political Department, No, F. 1 ?-N.|34, dated
' the 21st May 1934.
\ copvf of the undermentioned paper is forwarded to the (1) Department
of Education, Health and Lands, and (2) Army Department (G.S. Branch),
for information, in continuation of the endorsement from the Formgn and
Political Department, No. F. 47-NJ33, dated the 17th January 1934 [Serial No.
(56) in File No. 47-N.|331
Arabia Series of 1934, Serial Nos. (1) to (20).
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MEMORANDUM.
The papers specified below were transmitted to His Majesty’s Minister,
Kabul for information, under cover of the Foreign Secretary’s letter No. 20-K.,
dated the 19th May 1934 :—
Arabia Series of 1934, Serial Nos. (1) to (20).
No S. Cs. to be sent.
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MEMORANDUM.
The papers specified below were transmitted to the Secietary, Political
Department, 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. , London, for the information of His Majesty>s Secretary
of State for India, under cover of the Foreign Secretary s letter No. 79-M., dated
the 23rd May 1934 :■—
Arabia.
Arabia Series of 1934, Serial Nos. (1) to (20). '
(With 3 S. Cs.)
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(Received on 191 h May 1934, with Political Secretary’s letter, No. 18, dated 3rd
May 1934.)
Enclosure in Colonial Office, Covering Letter, dated 25th April 1934.
Letter from the Colonial Office, to the Foreign Office, No. 37943 j 34, dated!
the 12th June 1934.
1 am directed bv Secretary Sir Philip Cimliffe-Lister to transmit to you,
to be laid before Secretary Sir John Simon, a copy of a despatch trom the
Resident at Aden, dated the 14th March 1934, regarding the activities of Mi. E.
R Bailee in the Yemen and in Aden. C opies ot paragiaphs lie.), --'1
and 2554 of the Aden Political Intelligence Summary are also enclosed lor
convenience of reference.
2 Sir Philip Ounliffe-Lister agrees with the views expressed by the Resident
in the penultimate paragraph of this despatch, and would be glad to learn whe
ther it would be possible for Mr. Bailey’s passport to be endorsed so as to
ensure that he does not again visit Aden or the N emen.
With 4 S. Cs.

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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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