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'File 19/109 II (C 17) Bahrain: Relations of Chief with other Foreign Powers' [‎8r] (21/534)

The record is made up of 1 volume (267 folios). It was created in 27 Jan 1913-5 Dec 1922. It was written in English, Arabic and Farsi. 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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lio H of 1913.
Britisii Hesidanoy and Oonsulate-General,
Busliire, f February 1913.
The Politioai Agent 9
With reference to your letter i^ic 49 dated 27th Jan
uary: if the notice remains more or leas of a dead letter,
the matter seams to have little importance, but it will bo
advisable to asii SheiXh JsSaa to inform you at once should
any instance arise of a Bahrein boat being proceeded a-
gainst by the Turkish Authorities.
I have the honour to be,
^ * r* *
Your most obedient servant,
i^oliLical Hesident in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. .

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This file contains correspondence about a number of topics regarding the relations of Bahrain and its ruler, Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, with foreign powers.

The correspondence discusses the ownership of land by foreigners in Bahrain, Persian claims to sovereignty over Bahrain, the status of natives of the Al Hasa region living in Bahrain, Shaikh Isa's contact with the Turkish (Ottoman) Government regarding the port of Ojair and Bahrain's claims to sovereignty over Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. .

The file also discusses the activities of Bin Saud's agent in Bahrain, Abdullah Al Qusaibi. The file contains two maps (folio 100 and folio113) of Bahrain and the surrounding area with key regional ports marked on them.

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1 volume (267 folios)

There is an index of the topics contained in the file on folio 1. The index uses the circled foliation system.

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Previously a bound correspondence volume, the file's pages have been unbound and are now loose. Foliation starts at the index page to the file. Numbers are written in pencil, circled and positioned in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of the folios. A secondary foliation system is also present starting on f.2 that runs to f.262. These numbers are also written in pencil and are positioned in the same corner as the primary system, but are not circled.

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English, Arabic and Farsi in Latin and Arabic script
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