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'File 8/15 Arab Series - 1933-1939' [‎185r] (369/434)

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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 in Treasury Chambers Covering Note dated the 25th August
1937, No. F. E. B. 9/01/2.
Received on 18th September 1937 with Political Secretary's letter No. 35> dated
the 2nd September 1937.
Letter from Treasury Chambers, S. W. 1., to Foreign Office, London,
No. F. E. B. 9/01/2 (P. Z. 5625/37), dated the 25th August 1937.
With reference to Mr. Baggallay’s letter of the 14th instant (No. E.
4673/580/25) [S. No. (44-A)] regarding the proposaljto discontinue the practice
of printing and distributing the Monthly Reports from Jedda, I am directed
by the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury to request you to
inform Mr. Secretary Eden that they do not wish to raise any objection to
this proposal.
Copies of this letter are being sent to the Departments named in the
letter under reply.
(48)
Enclosure in Petroleum Department Covering Note dated the 26th August
1937, Reference Foreign Office letter No. F. 4673/580/25 of the 14th
August 1937.
Received on 18th September 1937 with Political Secretary's letter No. 35 y dated
the 2nd September 1937.
Letter from Petroleum Department (Mines Department), to Foreign
Office, S. W. 1, No. 236/20 (P. Z. 5641/37), dated the 26th August
1937.
In reply to your letter No. E. 4673/580/25 of the 14th August [S. No. (44-
A)] concerning the Jedda Monthly Reports, I am directed by the Secretary
for Mines to state that he sees no objection to the proposal of Lord Halifax
to discontinue the practice of printing and distributing these reports as from
the end of the current year.
Copies of this letter are being sent to 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. , Colonial Office,
Dominions Office, Admiralty, War Office, Air Ministry, Treasury, Board of
Trade, Department of Overseas Trade and Ministry of Health.
(49)
Enclosure in Dominions Office Covering Note dated the 26th August 1937,
No. F. 112/2.
Received on 18th September 1937 with Political Secretary's letter No. 35, dated
the 2nd September 1937.
Letter from Dominions Office/S. W t . 1., to Foreign Office, London,
No. F. 112/2 (P. Z. 5642/37), dated the 26th August 1937.
I am directed by Mr. Secretary MacDonald to acknowledge the receipt
of your letter No. E. 4673/580/25 of the 14th August [S. No. (44-A)] regarding
the distribution of the monthly reports from Jedda, and to request you to
inform Mr. Secretary Eden that he does not desire that the distribution of the
reports to the Dominions Office should be continued.
2 . Copies of this letter are being sent to 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. , Colonial Office,
Admiralty, War Office, Air Ministry, Treasury, Board of Trade, Department
of Overseas Trade, Petroleum Department and Ministry of Health.
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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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