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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • August 06, 1930

    Resignation from the Directorate of Posts

    Copy of Chehab's file from the Directorate of Posts.

  • January 23, 1944

    The Police Lauds Prince Farid

    Letter to the Lebanese Minister of Finance regarding the arrest of a thief after an inquiry led by Emir Chehab.

  • February 22, 1946

    British Congratulations for Uncovering Thefts

    Short letter from the British security services in Syria and Lebanon thanking the Lebanese police for recovering stolen cars for the Allied army.

  • February 27, 1946

    British Congratulations for Uncovering Thefts

    Short letter thanking Farid Chehab for his assistance in uncovering thefts.

  • June 07, 1946

    Gratitude for Uncovering a Theft

    Letter from the interior minister regarding an attached telegram thanking Farid Chehab for recovering stolen goods and police efforts which led to the arrest of Amin Sunduq.

  • July 02, 1946

    Uncovering a Murder

    Letter from Chehab to the Chief of Police in Beirut regarding the murder of Charles Tunisi.

  • October 31, 1946

    Lauding the Police’s Efforts

    Letter from the Attorney General thanking Farid Chehab for assisting the prosecutors in their investigations.

  • April 22, 1947

    Transfer of a Telephone Line

    Document about the transfer of Chehab's phone line to his new home

  • November 27, 1947

    Appointing Prince Farid Governor of the Beqa’

    Declaration appointing Farid Chehab governor of al-Biqā'.

  • 1948

    List of Payments

    List of payments made by Chehab, sorted by month.

  • February 09, 1948

    Lauding the Governor’s Efforts

    Letter from the Interior Minister thanking Chehab for his efforts in the Biqā' Valley region.

  • February 12, 1948

    A Visit to London

    Letter about Emir Farid Chehab's visit to London.

  • July 31, 1948

    Lauding the Governor’s Efforts

    Letter transferring Chehab from the post of governor of Biqā' to the post of Director of the Sûreté Générale and thanking him for his work as governor.

  • September 20, 1948

    Congratulating Syria

    Letter from the Syrian director of police & security congratulating Chehab on his appointment.

  • October 28, 1948

    Permission to Travel to Cairo

    Visa for Farid Chehab to travel to Egypt.

  • November 25, 1948

    Payment to ‘Afif al Tibi

    Note from Afif al-Tabibi that he received payment.

  • January 24, 1949


    A receipt for funds recieved from Chehab.

  • February 11, 1949

    Elias Gheryafi against Prince Farid

    Report regarding propaganda against Chehab being spread in the newspapers.

  • April 29, 1949

    The Police and the General Security Services

    Short document. Information on propaganda against Farid Chehab.

  • June 07, 1949

    Untitled report regarding a trip to Damascus

    The Journalist Informer's report on his meeting with Ḥusnī al-Za'īm, the Za'īm regime and security apparatus, Syrian-Lebanese relations and Za'īm's attitude towards Riyaḍ al-Sulḥ.