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'File 8/15 Arab Series - 1933-1939' [‎111v] (222/434)

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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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3. Since it is desired to forward this despatch to Aden by the next mail,
which leaves on the r2th December, I am to request the favour of a very early
reply to this letter.
4. Similar letters are being addressed to the War Office, Air Ministry,
Admiralty, Treasury and Foreign Office, and a copy with the enclosure is
being sent to the Secretary of the Committee of Imperial Defence.
1(3)
{Received on Mh January 1936, with Political Secretary's letter No. 51,
dated 19th December 1935.)
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Enclosure in Foreign Office Covering Letter dated 16th December 1935.
Letter from H. M.’s Ambassador, Bagdad, to the Foreign Office, No.
589, DATED THE 6TH NOVEMBER 1935.
Sir A. Clark Kerr to Sir Samuel Hoare.—(Received November 18.)
I have the honour to report that ten officers of the Yamani army recently
arrived in Bagdad for training with the Iraqi army.
2. Five are young men who have entered the military cadet college, and
five have been attached to the signal unit for a course of special technical
training.
3. I learn that five other vacancies are being reserved in the military
college for cadets from Saudi Arabia. It is not yet certain, however,
whether these will be filled.
,,, JK 1 am sendin g a copy of this despatch to His Majesty’s Charge
d Anaires at Jedda and to 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. at Aden.
(4)
Memorandum No. 1002-S./35. dated the 16th December 1935.
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
compliment to—
1. The Hon’ble Mr. H. A. F. Metcalfe, C.S.I., C.I.E., M.V O
Foreign Secretary to the Government of India, Delhi.
2. Sir Andrew Ryan, K.B.E., C.M.G., H. M.’s Minister, Jedda.
3. Lt.-Col. H. R. P. Dickson, C.I.E., 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.
4. Lt.-Col. Gordon Loch, C.I.E., 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.:
5. Major R. P. Watts, I.A., 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. , Muscat.
and has the honour to transmit to him a copy of the undermentioned docu-
ment(s).
Political Resident’s demi-official letter No. 1001-S dated 16th De
cember 1935, to Mr. Walton, 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, reuardim
Saudi view of Arab States of the Gulf. ^
Enclo. to S. No. (4).,
Letter 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 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 to the 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. , No. 1001-S./35, dated the 16th Decem
ber 1935.
With reference to the enclosure to Memorandum No. 2083/563/8 da to
the 2nd September 1935 from His Majesty’s Consul, Damascus,’to th
Eastern Department of the Foreign Office (Enclosure to Serial No 58 of th
Government of India, Arabia Series Prints). Fuad Hamza’s remarks “Th

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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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