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Middle East Primary Sources: British Documents

Rubenstein Library

Company of Merchants of England Trading to the Levant.
Papers, 1768-1902; (bulk 1800-1870) [manuscript].
Rubenstein Library 6th 10:D items1-137 Check availability @ Duke
Summary: Correspondence, documents, lists, and other papers (chiefly 1800-1870) relating to British trade with the Levant, both before and after the dissolution of the Levant Co. (1825). Subjects include company policies, practices, and personnel, debt collection, damaged goods, Turkish-British relations, Turkish regulation in the port of Constantinople, agreement between the Levant Co. and the consul at Constantinople, tariff rates with the Ottoman Empire, authorization for a ship to receive British naval protection, and the relation of British law and courts to members of the House of Lords. Includes charts giving the number of foreign vessels entering and leaving Constantinople (1836), lists of goods exported to Great Britain from Constantinople and the British exports with the origins of the ships (1838), a list of contributions toward "providing church accomodations" at Constantinople, and volumes dealing with tariffs and trade.

Published Sources

Albaharna, Husain M.
British extra-territorial jurisdiction in the Gulf 1913-1971 : an analysis of the system of British courts in the territories of the British protected states of the Gulf during the pre-independence era.
Slough: Archive Editions, 1998.
Library Service Center K3850.5 .A935 1998 Check availability @ Duke
Ashton, S.R.
East of Suez and the Commonwealth 1964-1971.
London : Stationery Office, c2004.
Perkins/Bostock Library JV1018 .B758 1992 Ser.A, v.5 Check availability @ Duke
Contents: pt. 1. East of Suez -- pt. 2. Europe, Rhodesia, Commonwealth -- pt. 3. Dependent territories, Africa, economics, race.
Beck, Peter J.
British documents on foreign affairs--reports and papers from the Foreign Office confidential print. Part II, from the first to the Second World War. Series J, the League of Nations, 1918-1941.
[Frederick, Md.] : University Publications of America, 1992-
Perkins/Bostock Library KZ4871 .B758 1992 Check availability @ Duke
Contents: v. 1. Britain and the League of Nations, 1918-1941: Attitudes and policy -- v. 2. The League of Nations and its members, 1924-1939 -- v. 3. The question of disarmament, 1924-1931. -- v. 4. The question of disarmament, 1932-1933 -- v. 5. The question of disarmament, 1933-1934 -- v. 6. The question of disarmament, 1934-1938 and naval disarmament discussions, 1924-1936. -- v. 7-8. International disputes and the machinery of peace, 1924-1941. -- v. 9. Legal and administrative questions, 1924-1939. -- v. 10. Mandates, minorities and economic and social questions at the League, 1925-1940.
Bidwell, Robin Leonard.
British documents on foreign affairs--reports and papers from the Foreign Office confidential print. Part II, From the First to the Second World War. Series B, Turkey, Iran, and the Middle East, 1918-1939.
Frederick, Md. : University Publications of America, 1985-1997.
Perkins/Bostock Library DS63.2.G7 B75 1985
Check availability @ Duke
Contents: v. 1. The end of the war, 1918-1920 -- v. 2. The Allies take control, 1920-1921 -- v. 3. The Turkish revival, 1921-1923 -- v. 4. The expansion of Ibn Saud, 1922-1925 -- v. 5. The Syrian revolt, 1925-1927 -- v. 6. Eastern affairs, Jan. 1928-June 1930 -- v. 7. Eastern affairs, June 1930-June 1932 -- v. 8. Eastern affairs, Dec. 1931-June 1933 -- v. 9. Eastern affairs, June 1933-May 1934 -- v. 10. Eastern affairs, Dec. 1933-June 1935 -- v. 11. Eastern affairs, June 1935-December 1936 -- v. 12. Eastern affairs, June 1936-June 1938 -- v. 13. Eastern affairs, December 1937-September 1939. -- v. 14. The pilgrimage in the reign of Ibn Saud, 1927-1939. -- v. 15. Supplement to Eastern affairs volumes, 1918-1939. -- v. 16. Persia I: The Anglo-Persian agreement, Jan. 1919-June, 1921. -- v. 17. Persia II: A troubled year, July 1921-June 1922. -- v. 18 Persia III: Reza Khan establishes his ascendancy, July 1922-July 1923. -- v. 19. Persia IV: Reza Khan and the tribes, July 1923-Oct. 1924. -- v. 20. Persia V: The end of the Qajars, Nov. 1924-Dec. 1925. -- v. 21. Persia VI: January 1926 - April 1927. -- v. 22. Persia VII: April 1927 - May 1929. -- v. 23. Persia VIII: April 1928 - May 1929. -- v. 24. Persia IX: May 1929 -- July 1930. -- v. 25. Persia X: July 1930. - December 1931. -- v. 26. Persia XI, Jan. 1931-Oct. 1933. -- v. 27-28. Persia XII-XIII, Oct. 1933-Dec. 1939 -- v. 29-35. Turkey, Aug. 1922-Dec. 1939.
Burdett, Anita L. P. (ed.)
Afghanistan strategic intelligence : British records, 1919-1970.
[England]: Archive Editions, 2002.
Perkins/Bostock Library DS361 .A344 2002 v.1-4 Check availability @ Duke
Table of Contents: v. 1. 1919-1928, from independence to the civil war -- v. 2. 1928-1939, from the end of the civil war to the declaration of neutrality in World War Two -- v. 3. 1939-1947, from the outbreak of World War Two to the partition of India -- v. 4. 1948-1970, the post-war years.
Burdett, Anita L. P. (ed.)
The Arab League : British documentary sources, 1943-1963.
[England]: Archive Editions, 1995.
Perkins/Bostock Library DS36.2 .A76 1995 v.1-10 Check availability @ Duke
Table of Contents: v. 1. Arab unity proposals, 1882-1940 -- v. 2. Arab unity proposals, 1941-1943 -- v. 3. Preliminary talks, 1943-1944 -- v. 4. Inauguration, 1944-1946 -- v. 5. 1946-1947 -- v. 6. 1948-1950 -- v. 7. 1951-1953 -- v. 8. 1954-1957 -- v. 9. 1958-1960 -- v. 10. 1961-1963.
Gillard, David.
British documents on foreign affairs--reports and papers from the Foreign Office confidential print. Part I, From the mid-nineteenth century to the First World War. Series B, The Near and Middle East, 1856-1914.
Frederick, Md. : University Publications of America, 1984-
Perkins/Bostock Library JZ632 .B757 1984 Check availability @ Duke
Contents: v. 1. The Ottoman Empire in the Balkans, 1856-1875 -- v. 2. The Ottoman Empire, revolt in the Balkans, 1875-1876 -- v. 3. The Ottoman Empire, diplomacy of the Powers, 1876-1878 -- v. 4. The Ottoman Empire and the war with Russia, 1877-1878. The powers and the Treaty of San Stefano, 1878 -- v. 5. The Ottoman Empire in the aftermath of the Berlin settlement, 1878-1883 -- v. 6. The Ottoman Empire in Asia, 1860-1880 -- v. 7. The Ottoman Empire, finance and trade, 1860-1879 -- v. 8. The Ottoman Empire in North Africa, the Suez Canal, Red Sea, and Tunisian problems, 1859-1882 -- v. 9. The Ottoman Empire in North Africa, intervention in Egypt and the Sudan, 1876-1885 -- v. 10. Persia, 1856-1885.--v. 11. Britain, Russia and Central Asia, 1865-1878.--v. 12. Britain, Russia and Central Asia, 1879-1907.--v. 13. Persia, Britain and Russia, 1886-1907.--v. 14. Persia, Britain and Russia, 1907-1914.--v. 15. Britain, Egypt and the Sudan, 1885-1914.--v. 16. The Ottoman Empire, Arabia and the Gulf, 1890-1914.--v. 17. The Ottoman Empire, Arabia and the Gulf, 1885-1907.--v. 18. Arabia, the Gulf and the Bagdad Railway, 1907-1914.--v. 19. The Ottoman Empire: Nationalism and revolution, 1885-1908.--v. 20. The Ottoman Empire under the young Turks, 1908-1914.
Gökay, Bülent.
British documents on foreign affairs--reports and papers from the Foreign Office confidential print. Part V, From 1951 through 1956. Series B, Near and Middle East, 1951.
Bethesda, MD : LexisNexis, 2005-
Perkins/Bostock Library JZ632 .B77962 2005 Check availability @ Duke
Contents: v. 1. Afghanistan, Persia, and Iraq, 1951 -- v. 2. Turkey, Jordan, Arabia, Lebanon, Israel, and Syria, 1951 -- v. 3. Afghanistan, Persia, Turkey and Iraq, 1952 -- v. 4. Arabia, The Lebanon, Israel, Syria, Jordan and General, 1952 -- v. 5. Afghanistan, Turkey, Persia, Iraq and The Middle East (General), 1953 -- v. 6. Arabia, Lebanon, Israel, Syria and Jordan, 1953 -- v. 7. Afghanistan, Turkey, Persia, Iraq and Levant (General), 1954 -- v. 8. Arabia, Lebanon, Israel, Syria and Jordan, 1954 -- v. 9. Afghanistan, Turkey, Persia, and Iraq, 1955 -- v. 10. Arabia, Israel, Jordan, The Middle East, Syria, and Lebanon, 1955.
Great Britain. Colonial Office.
Palestine, report on Palestine administration.
London : Published by H.M.S.O., 1922-23.
Perkins Public Documents/Maps League of Nations VI.A-M Pal- Check availability @ Duke
Great Britain. Colonial Office.
Palestine royal commission report. Presented by the Secretary of State for the Colonies to Parliament by command of His Majesty, July, 1937.
London, H.M. Stationery Office, 1937.
Perkins Public Documents/Maps League of Nations VI.A-M Pal-1937 Check availability @ Duke
Series: Series of the League of Nations Publications. VI. A. Mandates 1937. VI. A. 5
Series: [Parliament. Papers by command] Cmd. 5479
Great Britain. Colonial Office.
Report by His Britannic Majesty's Government to the Council of the League of Nations on the administration of Iraq for the year ...
London: Printed and published by H.M.S.O.
Perkins Public Documents/Maps League of Nations VI.A-M Ira 1922/23, VI.A-M Ira 1925, VI.A-M Ira 1926 Check availability @ Duke
Great Britain. Colonial Office.
Report by His Britannic Majesty's Government to the Council of the League of Nations on the administration of Palestine and Trans-Jordan for the year ...
London : Printed and published by H.M.S.O., 1924-1927
Perkins Public Documents/Maps League of Nations VI.A-M Pal Check availability @ Duke
Gurney, Henry, 1898-1951.
The end of the British Mandate for Palestine, 1948 : the diary of Sir Henry Gurney.
Basingstoke, England ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Perkins/Bostock Library DA566.9.G89 A3 2009 Check availability @ Duke
India. Foreign and Political Department. (Aitchison, C.U.)
A collection of treaties, engagements and sanads relating to India and neighbouring countries.
Calcutta: Government of India Central Publication Branch, 1931-1933.
Library Service Center JX916 1931 Check availability @ Duke
Library Service Center JX916 1892 Check availability @ Duke
Online
Includes treaties on Trucial States; Persian Gulf.
Jones, A. Philip (Arthur Philip).
Britain and Palestine, 1914-1948 : archival sources for the history of the British Mandate.
Oxford : New York : Oxford University Press for the British Academy, c1979.
Perkins/Bostock Library DS149 .J664 1979 Check availability @ Duke
This annotated guide locates and lists briefly unpublished papers and records of those individuals and organizations whose base was in Britain, that had involvement or interest in the events in Palestine during the first half of the 20th century. Lists of records from the Public Record Office in Kew are particularly useful. Covered are records from the Cabinet Office, Colonial Office, Foreign Office, Prime Ministers Office, War Office, Admirality, Air Ministry, Board of Trade. If you wish to check the availability of records or to order scans, see: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/default.asp
Kent, John.
Egypt and the defence of the Middle East.
London : Stationery Office, 1998.
Perkins/Bostock Library JV1018 .B758 1992 ser.B, v.4 Check availability @ Duke
Contents: pt. 1. 1945-1949 -- pt. 2. 1949-1953 -- pt. 3. 1953-1956.
Lorimer, John Gordon, 1870-1914.
Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Omān, and Central Arabia.
Amersham, Gregg, 1970.
Perkins/Bostock Library DS326 .L67 1970 v.1-2 Check availability @ Duke Table of Contents: v. 1. Historical. 4 v.--v. 2. Geographical and statistical. 2 v.
Online
Preston, Paul and Michael Partridge.
British documents on foreign affairs--reports and papers from the Foreign Office confidential print. Part III, From 1940 through 1945. Series B, Near and Middle East.
[Bethesda, Md.] : University Publications of America, 1997.
Perkins/Bostock Library JZ632 .B762 1997 Check availability @ Duke
Contents: v. 1. Turkey, January 1940-March 1943 -- v. 2. Turkey, April 1943-December 1945 -- v. 3. Iran and Afghanistan, January 1940-December 1941 -- v. 4. Middle East, January 1940-December 1941 -- v. 6-10. Eastern affairs, July 1942-December 1945.
Preston, Paul and Michael Partridge.
British documents on foreign affairs--reports and papers from the Foreign Office confidential print. Part IV, From 1945 through 1950. Series B, Near and Middle East.
Bethesda, MD : University Publications of America, 1999-2002.
Perkins/Bostock Library JZ632 .B772 1999 Check availability @ Duke
Contents: v. 1. Turkey, January 1946-December 1946 and Eastern affairs, January 1946-March 1946 -- v. 2. Eastern affairs, April 1946-December 1946 -- v. 3. Afghanistan, Persia and Turkey, Jan. 1947-Dec. 1947 -- v. 4. Eastern affairs, Jan. 1947-Dec. 1947 -- v. 5. Afghanistan, Persia and Turkey, Jan. 1948-Dec. 1948 -- v. 6. Arabia, Iraq, Palestine and Transjordan, Syria, The Lebanon and General, Jan. 1948-Dec. 1948 -- v. 7. Afghanistan, Iraq, Persia and Turkey, Jan. 1949-Dec. 1949 -- v. 8. Israel, Jordan and Arab Palestine, The Lebanon, General and Syria, Jan. 1949-Dec. 1949 -- v. 9. Afghanistan, Persia, Turkey and Iraq, Jan. 1950-Dec. 1950 -- v. 10. Israel, Syria, Arabia, The Middle East (General), Jordan and Arab Palestine and The Lebanon, Jan. 1950-Dec. 1950.
Simsir, Bilâl N.
British documents on Ottoman Armenians.
Ankara : Türk Tarih Kurumu Basimevi, 1982-
Perkins/Bostock Library DR435.A7 B74 1982 Check availability @ Duke
Contents: v. 1. 1856-1880 -- v. 2. 1880-1890. -- v. 3. 1891-1895. -- v. 4. 1985.
Ṭaʼuber, Eliʻezer.
Military resistance in late mandatory Palestine : the activities of the Jewish and Arab military organizations as reflected in the reports of High Commissioner General Sir Alan Cunningham.
Ramat Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2012.
Perkins/Bostock Library DS126.4 .T365 2012 Check availability @ Duke Table of Contents: Introduction : British, Jews, and Arabs -- The Jewish Forces : The Hagana; The IZL; The LHI ; -- The Arab Forces : The Najjada, the Futuwwa, and the Arab Youth Organization ; The National Committees and the Army of Sacred Jihad ; The Rescue Army ; The Egyptian Volunteers -- Cunningham's Reports : The Missing File ; The Documents ; Some Statistics ; -- Comparisons with Jewish and Arab Sources : The Jewish Sources ; The Arab Sources ; Some General Conclusions Drawn from the Comparisons -- The Cunningham Reports : File 75156/151A Part I of 1947 [CO 733/477/3] 59 File 75156/151A Part II of 1947 [CO 733/477/4] 142 File 75156/151A Part I of 1948 File 75156/151A Part II of 1948 [CO 733/477/5]