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'File 8/15 Arab Series - 1933-1939' [‎139v] (278/434)

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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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2. I am to inform you in reply that there will be no objection from the
point of view of EBis Majesty’s Government to the Underwriters effecting the
insurance proposed.
(74)
Letter from the Home Secretary to the Under Secretary of State,
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. H.-3398, dated the 17th September 1936.
I am' directed by Secretary Sir John Simon to transmit herewith, for
the information of the Marquess of Zetland, copies of despatches from the
Kesident at Aden and the Amir of Dhafa to the Political Secretary, Aden,
which have been received from the Colonial Office together with a certi
ficate of nationality and identity which is sent for disposal.
Letter from the Resident, Aden, to the Colonial Office, No. 408,
DATED THE 19TH AUGUST 1936.
I have the honour to refer to your despatch No. 178, dated 20th June,
1936, regarding the national status of Salih Hasan, and to transmit, for
your information, an extract of a letter dated 4th March, 1936, from the
Saqladi Sheikh of Sahib, a Chief in the Aden Protectorate, together with
copies of this Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. letter No. 5553, dated 28th July, 1936, to the Amir
of Dhala, a Chief in the Aden Protectorate, and of his reply dated 1st
August, 1936, on the subject.
2. It now transpires that Salih Hasan is not a British protected person
and he should not be regarded as such.
3. The enclosures are returned herewith.
Extract of a letter dated 4th March, 1936, from the Saqladi Sheikh
i of Sahib to the Political Secretary, Aden.
In reply to your letter No. 576, dated 25th January, wherein you
informed us that the Colonial Office at London informed you that an Arab
whose name and description (shewn therein) has submitted an application
for a certificate of nationality and identity, the name is Saleh Hasan, we
inform you, oh friend, that we have enquired about the said person but
could not find any trace about him at Shaib. The place and date of birth
is Qariat A1 Husein. May we point out to you that A1 Husein is known
to you as one of the towns of the Amir hence we cannot interfere in this
matter and it is for the Amir to institute enquiries for his sons and
country.
The photograph is sent herewith.
.Greetings.
Letter from the Political Secretary, Aden Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. , to the Amir
of Dhala, No. 5553, dated the 28th July, 1936.
Oh friend, we refer you to your letter dated 16th December 1935, in
which you informed us that Salih Hasan was not one of your subjects but
that he belonged to the outskirts of ‘Mureis’, which is in the Yemen.
2. From a further communication received from the Colonial Office,
London, we noticed that the applicant—Salih Hasan was in possession of a
certificate of nationality and identity issued to him by 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. ,
London on the 9th May, 1928, on our recommendation m which his place
and date of birth is given as “Qariat El Husein”, Dhala, December 1895.
•In this connection we invite attention to your letter dated 23rd January,

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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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