'File 8/15 Arab Series - 1933-1939' [116v] (232/434)
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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Endorsement by the Foreign and Political Department, No. F. 12 -N./3 (j,
DATED THE 17TH MARCH 1936.
A copy of the undermentioned paper(s) is forwarded to the Political Agents,
Bahrein, Koweit and Muscat for information in continuation of endorsement from
the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Department No. F.l-N/35,
dated the 31st January 1936 [Serial No. (72) in F.-1-N./36]:—
Arabia Series of 1936. —Serial Nos. (1) to (12).
The papers specified below were tramsmitted to the Secretary, Political
Department, 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, for the information of His Majesty’s Secretary
of State for India, under cover of the Foreign Secretary’s letter No. 50-M., dated
the 19th March 1936 :—
Arabia Series of 1936. —Serial Nos. (1) to (12)—(With 3 spare copies).
The papers specified below were transmitted to His Majesty’s Minister, Kabul,
for information, under cover of the Foreign Secretary’s letter No. 11-K., dated the
14/1 6th March 1936
Arabia Series of 1936. —Serial Nos. (1) to (12).
(Received on 21st March 1936, with Political Secretary's letter No. 10, dated otk
Enclosure in Colonial Office covering letter dated 2nd March 1936.
Letter from the Resident, Aden to the Colonial Office, No. 16, dated
the 15th January 1936.
I have the honour to report with regret the death of Sheikh Ahmed bin Awadth
Ba Das, Sheikh of Iraq, which took place at Iraq on the 21st October 1935.
2. I have now received a declaration signed by certain relations and tribal
Sheikhs, that Sheikh Ahmed bin Abdulla bin Ahmed bin Awadth Ba Das, grandson
of the deceased Sheikh, has been elected as his successor as from 22nd October
3. I believe this election to have been in order and I have therefore accorded
recognition to Sheikh Ahmed bin Abdulla bin Ahmed Awadth Ba Das and autho
rised the payment to him of the stipend previously enjoyed by his late grandfather,
in accordance with the authority contained in Mr. Amery’s despatch No. 22 of the
30th May 1929.
( 20 )
Memorandum No. 24 (389/411/5) dated the 28th February 1936.
His Majesty’s Minister at Jedda presents his compliments to His Excellency
the Viceroy of India (Foreign and Political Department), and has the honour to
transmit to him a copy of despatch to the Foreign Office, No. 59, dated 28th
February 1936, regarding Ibn Saud’s visit to Jedda.
Enclosure to Serial No. (20).
Despatch from His Majesty’s Minister, Jedda, to the Foreign Office, No.
59 (388/411/5), dated the 28th February 1936.
I mentioned in my telegram No. 28 of February 24th Ibn Saud’s intention of
visiting Jedda. I have now the honour to report more generally on His Majesty’s
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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.
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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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