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'File 8/15 Arab Series - 1933-1939' [‎77r] (153/434)

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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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Enclosure to Serial No. (107). ; j <
Telegram from 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. , Bushire, to H. M’s. Secretary
of State for India, London, No. 1177, dated the 5th December 1934.
(Copy by post to Government of India, and 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. , Kuwait.)
Dickson has received a private letter from Hafiz Wahba that latter
is visiting Kuwait shortly. Can you confirm? Dickson has also received
information that ’Ibn Sa’ud may shortly move to a hunting camp about 100
miles from Kuwait. Possibly the two moves are not unconnected.
2. I would be grateful for previous warning whenever possible of visits
of important individuals such as Hafiz Wahba to the Arab States of the
Gulf. i
(108)
Memorandum from 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, Bushire, No. 1176/S./34, dated the 11th December 1934.
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. presents his
compliments to—
1. The Foreign Secretary to the Government of India, and
2. 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. , Kuwait.
and has the honour to transmit to him a copy of the undermentioned
document.
Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Printed Letter No. 1148-S., dated 6th December 1934 FSerial
No. (107)].
Political Resident’s telegram No. 1212, dated 11th December 1934,
regarding movements of Ibn Sa’ud.
Enclosure to Serial No. (108).
Telegram from 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. , Bushire, to H M’s. Secretary
of State for India, London, No. 1212, dated the 11th December
1934. t
(Copy by post to,the Government of India, and 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. , Kuwait.)
My telegram of 5th December, No. 1177 [Enclo. to Serial No. (107)].
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. , Kuwait, reports Ibn Sa’ud returned to Riadh.
(109)
i *
(Received by Air MaM, under No. P. Z.-7575, dated IMh December 1934.)
Letter from the Foreign Office, to the British Embassy, Baghdad,
No. P. Z.-7575/34, dated the 10th December 1934.
You may be glad to know that the Sheikh Hafiz Wahba, the Saudi
Arabian Minister in London, intends to spend about a week in Bagdad
on his way to Saudi Arabia on leave.
We cannot say exactly when he will be in Bagdad, but he told Rendel
he was leaving London on the 3rd December and would travel via Palestine
to Bagdad, leaving Alexandria by rail on the 24th December. From Bagdad
he is going to Koweit, where he hopes to see Colonel Dickson, and from
Koweit he will go to Riyadh. *
OIPD—613(C) F&PD—S 2—2-22-36-20.

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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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