'File 8/15 Arab Series - 1933-1939' [179r] (357/434)
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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Rome Understanding ourselves, he rather changed his ground and began,
somewhat petulantly, to insist on how unjustified our suspicions were of
Italian designs on the Yemen ; he had assured me over and over again, and
particularly on February 3rd, in the most categorical terms that Italy had
no intention whatever of adopting a forward policy in the Yemen or of violat
ing the Rome Understanding. It seemed to him that, if it was a question of
unjustified suspicions, our suspicions of Italy were more unjustified and
seemed harder to allay than the suspicions which the Italians had entertained
against us. I did not pursue this subject further, beyond making it clear that
the Italians themselves had done much to shake our own confidence in them.
The interview was, however, entirely friendly.
11. At more than one stage in the discussion I made it quite clear that
His Majesty’s Government still attached very serious importance indeed
to the principle enshrined in the Rome Understanding that no European
Power should establish itself on the Arabian coast of the Red Sea. But
in the absence of a final decision of the question whether some public state
ment should be made on this point— a question which is still under const*
deration—I avoided making any new statement about it which could commit
us further than we are committed already.
QIPD— 55(C) ExAffairaDept -SJ—17-9-ST—20,
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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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