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'File 8/15 Arab Series - 1933-1939' [‎197v] (394/434)

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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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The present arabic disorders and manifestations against the Jews at
Ilejjiaz, Yemen, Iraq, and on the Palestinian frontier, is causing Great
Britain some anxiety.
The unsuccessful treaty of 1927 between Ibn Saud, and the British
Government, has disturbed the peace between the Arabs of the Levant,
and the British. The death of Sir Gilbert Clayton in 1929 was a great loss
to England. The breaking of the “Treaty of Friendship” of 1929, between
England and the new King of Mecca has created a very grave issue in the
East, and Ibn Saud considers it will lead to a Holy War, which, should it
develop, will have a great reaction on the British Colonial Empire.
The Arab insurrection will not be confined to these small states, the re
percussions of the Arab dispute are being felt by all the Mussulmans of the
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The history of the Arabs in the East records, in bloody pages, the
horrors of the conflict with England, and the struggle in Palestine cannot
e ?iT e A aly i n diff eren E who, being an acknowledged great Mussulman power
.wnl follow events closely.
Italy reminds all Mussulmans of the new Roman Empire, and its pres
tige as a great World and Mediterranean power.
No. 11. (340/21/37.)
. ® s , M/jjfsty s Consul at Benghazi, presents his compliments to His
Majesty s Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and has the
honour to transmit the under-mentioned documents.
British Consulate,
25th November 1937.
A copy of this despatch is being addressed to His Majesty’s Ambas
sador, Rome., '
4th December, 1937.
Reference to 'previous correspondence.
No. 10 (338/21/37.)’
Dated, 3rd December, 1937.
Description of Enclosure.
iTripoli Arabic
Saudi Arabia^

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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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English and French in Latin script
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