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'File 8/15 Arab Series - 1933-1939' [‎127r] (253/434)

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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. (41).
Letter, from H. M.’s Minister, Jedda, to the Foreign Office, No. 165 (1022|
112 11 ), datei> the 2nd June 1936.
Witli reference to my despatch No. 105 of lApril 4th, 1935, relative to the
appointment of Sheykh Muhammad Sadiq-al-Mojaddidi as Afghan Minister here,
I have the honour to state that in recent months a situation of acute tension has
grown up between this gentleman and the Saudi Government. I do not think it
necessary to devote a special despatch to the details of their quarrels but, in
case they should later have any repercussion on the relations between this
country and Afghanistan, I would draw your attention to the account given, as
a matter of general interest, in paragraphs 192 to 194 of the Jedda Report for
2 . M. Mojaddidi took up his permanent residence here on November 3rd
last, after the closing of the Afghan Legation in Cairo, which was reported in
Sir Miles Lampson’s despatch to you No. 1282 of November 8th. He had
recruited two secretaries, an Afghan and an Egyptian, the first of whom went on
leave a short time ago, while the second is leaving Jedda this week without any
intention of returning. The Minister himself has spent much of his time in
Mecca and Medina.
3. I take the opportunity of correcting a mistake in the Report on heads of
missions enclosed in my despatch No. 20 of January 13th. Al-Mojaddidi has a
wife and several young children in Jedda, about six, I think, besides several
other children elsewhere.
4 ; I am sending copies of this despatch to Cairo, the Government of India
and Kabul.
Endorsement by the Foreign and Political Department, No. F. 12-N.|36, dated
the 7th July 1936.
A copy* of the undermentioned paper(s) is forwarded to the (1) Defence
Department (G. S. Branch), and (2) Department of E. H. and L., for information,
in continuation of endorsement from the Foreign and Political Department No. f!
12-N.|36, dated the 17th March 1936, [Serial No. (14)] :—
Arabia Series of 1936, Serial Nos. (13) to (36).
Endorsement by the Foreign and Political Department, No. F. 12-N.I36, dated
the 7th July 1936.
A copy*^of the undermentioned paper(s) 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. , Bushire, for information, in continuation
of endorsement from the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, No. F. 12-N.|36, dated the 17th March 1396 [Serial No. (15)] :
Arabia Series of 1936, Serial Nos. (13) to (36).
(Copies sent separately to Bahrain, Kuwait and Muscat.)
Endorsement by the Foreign and Political Department, No. F. 12-N.|36, dated
the 7th July 1936.
A copy of the undermentioned paper(s) is forwarded to the Political
Agents, Bahrain, Kuwait and Muscat for information, in continuation of
*With 1 s. c. to each.

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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.

Physical characteristics

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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