'File 19/243 I (C 69) Zubarah' [44r] (98/416)
The record is made up of 1 volume (210 folios). It was created in 23 Mar 1937-18 Jun 1937. It was written in English and Arabic. 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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I embarked with Wing Commander Rickards
in H.M .S. Deptford.
Accompanied by Wing Commander Rickards I
landed at Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. and interviewed Shaikh
Rashid and other leaders of the Na'im tribe.
I advised them to disperse and return to their
homes and informed them that I would visit
their encampment on my return from visiting
Shaikh T Abdullah bin Qassim at Dohar the
I landed accompanied by Wing Commander Ri
ckards and a portable wireless set. We were
met by Saleh bin Mana who had come with two
cars belonging to the Qatar Oil Company to
take us to Dohar. We left immediately for
Dohar and arrived there at 12 noon.
I interviewed Shaikh f Abdullah bin Qassim and
his sons Hamad bin Abdullah and Ali bin Ab
dullah. After lunching with the Shaikh we
returned to Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. and picking up a guide
from the Na'im tribe proceeded to the Na'im
encampment. I again interviewed Shaikh
Rashid bin Mohammad and other leaders. It
was noticeable that some of the tents had
already been struck. I also visited the en
campment of Hamad bin Abdullah A1 Khalifah.
All the leaders seemed quite prepared to re
turn to their normal way of life with the ex
ception of Rashid himself, his cousin Rashid,
and his brother Khalid bin Mohammad. I re-
returned to the sea shore and embarking in
H.M.S.Deptford sailed immediately for Bahrain
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This file contains correspondence related to tensions between Bahrain (and the Al Naim tribe) and Qatar concerning the ownership of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. on the Qatar peninsula that took place between March and June 1937.
At this time, the Al Naim tribe were allied to the Al Khalifa ruling family of Bahrain who claimed Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. as a part of their own territory (the family had been based there before their conquest of Bahrain in 1783). The British authorities did not recognise the Al Khalifa's claim to Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. and mediated between the two sides. The file contains extensive details of this mediation process.
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- 1 volume (210 folios)
File is arranged in chronological order, from earliest at beginning of the file to most recent at end.
- Physical characteristics
A bound correspondence volume of which the front and back covers have become unattached.
The main foliation sequence starts at the title page and continues through to the 2nd folio from the back of the volume; these numbers are written in pencil, circled and can be found in the top right of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.
A second foliation sequence, also written in pencil but not circled starts on f.2 and runs to f.204; these numbers can also be found 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. This system forks on f.30 to form a third foliation sequence, which is out of step with the second sequence due to the fact the 1st folio marked with this sequence is labelled with a range; these numbers are also not circled, written in pencil and can be found in the same position as the other two sequences.
Foliation Errors: 1A and 1B.
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