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'File 8/15 Arab Series - 1933-1939' [‎60r] (119/434)

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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 12th August 1934, with Political Secretary’s letter, No. 30, dated
the 2()th July 1934.)
Enclosure in Foreign Office Covering Letter Iso. E.-449l!lf0j25, eluted 18tli July
Memobandum feom His Majesty’s Minister, Jedda, No. 196 (1852,5j2^), dated
the 22nd June 1934.
His Majesty’s Minister at Jedda presents his compliments to His Majesty’s
Principal {Secretary lor Foreign Aftairs, and has the honour to transmit to
him the under-mentioned documents :—
Description of Enclosure.
Name and date. Subject.
From H. M. Ambassador, Baghdad, Violation of Saudi territory by R. A.
telegrams, No. 9 and 10 of the 21st F. “ Victoria ”, aeroplane at Jubail.
June 1934.
To The Acting Minister for Foreign
^ Affairs, No. 97 (1852|5|22 of 22nd
June 1934).
Copies sent to :—
Bushire, No. 1853|5|22 of the 22nd June 1934.
Bagdad (under separate cover).
Enclosure 1 to Serial No. (72).
Telegram from His Majesty’s Ambassador, Bagdad, to His Majesty’s Minister,
Jedda, No. 9, dated the 21st June 1934.
R. A. F. Victoria aeroplane proceeding from Shaiba to Bahrain force landed
on the mainland of the Hasa coast south of al ICatiia at 8-35 local time this
morning owing to thick dust. Crew consists of five officers and four airmen.
Amount of damage if any to aeroplane at present unknown.
Please inform Saudi Government.
Enclosure 2 to Serial No. (72).
Telegram from His Majesty’s Ambassador, Bagdad, to His Majesty’s Minister,
Jedda, No. 10, dated the 21st June 1934.
My telegram No. 9. (Enclosure 1, ante.)
Aeroplane landed at Jubail not at Katifa. It has now taken off.
Enclosure 3 to Serial No. (72).
Letter from His Majesty’s Minister, Jedda, to the Saudi Ministry for
Foreign Affairs, No. 97 (1851|5|22), dated the 22ndd June 1934.
I have the honour to inform Your Excellency that Victoria aeroplane of the
Royal Air Force, which was proceeding from Shaiba to Bahrain, landed inad
vertently at Jubail yesterday morning owing to the fact that the course was
obscured by very thick dust. The aeroplane left within the shortest time possi
In bringing these facts to the knowdedge of the Saudi Arab Government, l
have the honour to express the regret of my Government for this involuntary
trespass on the territory of His Majesty King ’Abdul-’Aziz.
Enclosure 4 to Serial No. (72).
Memorandum jrom His Majesty’s Minister, Jedda, No. 199 (1869|5i33), dated
the 24th June 1934.
His Majesty’s Minister at Jedda presents his compliments to His Majesty’s
P’-incipal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and has the honour to transmit

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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)

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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