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'File 8/15 Arab Series - 1933-1939' [‎60v] (120/434)

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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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to him the under-mentioned documents :—
Jeddy printed letter No. 196 (1852|5j22) [Serial No. (72)] of the 22ikl
June 1934 :—
Description of Enclosure.
Name and date. Subject.
^ 0 Violation of Saudi territory by U.
t His Majesty’s Ambassador, A. F. Victoria, reroplane/
Hagidad (without enclosure).
Copy sent 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. , Bush ire,
No. 1870(5123 of the 24th June 1934.
Enclosure 5 to Serial No. (72).
Letter from His Majesty’s Minister, Jedda, to His Majesty’s Ambassador,
Baghdad, No. 1868|5|23, dated the 24th June 1934.
With reference to your telegrams Nos. 9 and 10 of the 21st June (Enclo
sures 1 and 2, ante), 1 have the honour to enclose a copy of a note (Enlcosure 3,
ante) which 1 have addressed to the Saudi Government regarding the landing
ot R. A. 1’. \ ictoria aeroplane at Jubail on that date. I assumed for the purposes
of my note that the landing was the involuntary result of inadvertence.
2. I take this opportunity of drawing attention to a statement in paragraoh
26 of^he^Intelligence Report of the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Bahrain for May 1st to 15th
(F. No. 53-N.j34), that one of the flying boats employed in the recent reconnais
sance of Qatar landed at Jinnah Island on or just after the 11th May. T presume
that as I was not notified by telegraph of this landing, the flying boat did not
actually enter Saudi territorial waters. In view, however, of the importance
attached in the standing instructions to doing everything possible to obviate
protests by the Saudi Government, I suggest for the consideration of the Air
Officer Commanding that it might be well to advise me of causes in which it as
been necessary to land in the immediate vicinity of Saudi territory, in order to
enable me to meet, at once any Saudi: criticism.
3. I am sending a copy of this despatch to H. M. Principal Secretary of
State for Foreign Affairs and 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. , to whom I have already sent copies of Your Excellency’s telegrams
under reference and of the enclosure of this despatch.
(73)
(Deceived on 25Ih August 1954. with Political Secretary's letter, No. 32, dated
the 9th August 1934.)
Enclosure in Foreign Office, covering letter, dated 3rd August 1934.
Letter, from His Majesty’s Minister, Jedda, to the Foreign Office, No. 145,
DATED THE 14tH May 1934.
With reference to paragraph 9 of my despatch No. 133 of the 28th April, F
have the honour to enclose herewith one copy of the Saudi Green Book, whh h
was published in its complete form on the 29th April. It runs, as you will see, to
over 200 pages of close print, and I cannot hope to forward a translation ’ I
enclose a summary of the contents of the book. The plan of the principal chap
ters is to urovide a certain amount of explanation and comment in addition to the
numbered documents which form the major portion. Numerous as these docu
ments aie they certainly do not contain anything like all the correspondence
which has passed since 1927. I will give you one instance which is of present
importance. On the 8th May Fuad first spoke to me of the possibility of peace
on the basis of compliance by the Imam with Ibn Sand’s demands as formulated
at the outset of the present hostilities, subject to certain “ guarantees,” which
seemed to be ot a formidable character, as they were to include a rectification
of frontiers and an indemnity. I suggested, in a general wav, to Fuad Bey
that, as the King had persistently repeated his demands in their original form
it might be somewhat difficult to recede from the position that compliance with
them was the only condition of peace. Fuad Bey gently reminded me that a
treaty of friendship had also to be concluded and said that any question of

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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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