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'File 8/15 Arab Series - 1933-1939' [‎184r] (367/434)

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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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Fait le 25 avril 1936, correspondant au 3 safar 1355 de Fhegire.
(L.S.) R. MAIGRET.
(L.S.) MOHAMMED RAGHER-BEN-RAFIQ,.
Art. 2. Le Ministre des Affaires etrangeres est charge de Fexecution du
present decret.
Fait a Paris, le 19 avril 1937.
ALBERT LEBRUN.
Par le President de la Republique :
Le Ministre des Affaires etrangeres,
Yvon Delbos.
(44)
Enclosure in Air Mail letter No. 36, dated the 4th September 1937, from
Secretary, Political and Secret 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. .
Memorandum from Colonial Office, to 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. 78125/37
(P. Z. 5776/37), dated the 31st August 1937!
Reference to previous correspondence :
LetterYrom the Foreign Office of the 24th August 1937, No. E. 4835/
3 / / 91«
Transmitted by direction of the Secretary of State for the Colonies :
Fr. Aden Telegram 14, dated the 26th August 1937.
A copy has also been sent to the F. O., Admy., W. 0., A. M Treasury
and C.T.D. J
Enclosure to Serial No. (44).
Paraphrase telegram from the Governor, Aden, to the Secretary of
State for the Colonies, No. 14, dated the 26th August 1937
(received 5-14 p.m., 26th August.
An Italian Mission to the Yemen headed by General Jacob Gasparii i
arrived at Hodeidah on the way to Sanaa on the 22nd August.
(44-A)
Received on 4th September 1937 with Political Secretary's letter No. 33 dated
the 19th August 1937.
Letter from Foreign Office, to 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. E. 4673/580/25 (P. Z,
5403/37), dated the 14th August 1937.
With reference to the letter from this department of the 10th July (E
3363/580/25) enclosing copies of the Jedda Monthly Report for May, I am
directed by Viscount Halifax to state that he is considering the desirability
of discontinuing the practice of printing and distributing these reports as
from the end of the current year, unless there is any desire on the part of the
departments at present in receipt of copies that distribution should con
tinue.
2. All information of importance contained in these reports is in any
case reported separately and earlier, by despatch and copies of any such
despatches are sent to the departments interested. There would accord-
ingly seem to Lord Halifax to be little advantage in continuing the distribu
tion of this information a second time in the form of a monthly report which
is compiled by His Majesty’s Legation primarily for their own record, in a
form which is not always entirely convenient for wider distribution.

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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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