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'File 8/15 Arab Series - 1933-1939' [‎96v] (192/434)

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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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Fuad Bey. They have been unsuccessful and I am inclined to accept Fuad Bey’s
statement that, if anything was produced in Urdu, it was not printed.
5. I am sending copies of this despatch to His Excellency the Viceroy of
India, Foreign and Political Department and to His Excellency the High Com
missioner for Palestine at Jerusalem.
(37)
Enclosure in Foreign Office covering letter, dated 26th April 1935.
(Received on 19th May 1935, with Political Secretary’s letter No. 18, dated 2nd
May 1935.)
Letter from the British Embassy, Pome,.to the Foreign Office, No. 432, dated
the 16th April. 1935.
1 have the honour to inform you that the “ Official Gazette ” of April 12th
publishes a Koval Decree setting up an Italian Consulate of the first category in
Jibuti with jurisdiction over French and British Somaliland. The Decree further
lays down that the jurisdiction of the Italian Consulate at Aden still covers the
British possessions in the Gulf of Aden with the exception of British Somali
land.
(38)
Endorsement by the Foreign and Political Department, No. F. 1-N.|35, dated
the 19th June 1935.
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. , for information, in continuation of
endorsement from the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment No. 17-N.|34, dated the 27th February 1935 [Serial No. (110) in File No. 17-
N.|34] :—
Arabia Series of 1935.
Serial Nos. (1) to (25).
(Copies sent separately to Koweit, Bahrain and Muscat.)
(39)
Endorsement by the Foreign and Political Department, No. F. 1-N.|35, dated
the 19th June 1935.
A copy of the undermentioned paper is forwarded to the Political Agents,
Koweit, Bahrain and Muscat, for information, in continuation of endorsement
from the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Department, No. F. 17-
N.134, dated the 27th February 1935 [Serial No. (112) in File No. 17-N.|34] ,
Arabia Series of 1935.
Serial Nos. (1) to (25).
(40)
Endorsement by the Foreign and Political Department, No. 1-N.|35, dated
the 19th June 1935.
A copv of the undermentioned paper is forwarded to the (1) Department of
E. H. and L., and (2) the Army Department (G. S. Branch), for information,
in continuation of endorsement from the Foreign and Political Department,
No. 17-N.|34, dated the 27th February 1935 [Serial No. (Ill) m File No. 17-
N.|34] :—
Arabia Series of 1935.
Serial Nos. (T) to (25).

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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)
Arrangement

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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English and French in Latin script
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