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'File 19/243 II (C 72) Zubarah' [‎9r] (28/444)

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The record is made up of 1 file (212 folios). It was created in 14 Jun 1937-24 Jul 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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confirmed above to me. Shaikh isasr handed me
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a letter from Shaikh of Qatar dated June 15th for-
-mally informing me that negotiations were at an
end and that he withdrew his undertaking given to
you. 1 told representatives tlra t they should
remain at Bahrain pending instructions from you
and that Shaikh Abdullah withdrawing his undertaking
could not be accepted until you had considered mat-
-ter and communicated with him and that he would be
responsible for any breach of undertaking given to
you until you had formally released him.
6* (a) a informed Shaikh of Qatar in writing
of the tiovernment of .Bahrain's latest offer and the
attitude adopted by his representatives.
(b) x informed Shaikh of Qatar in reply
to hi s letter ^my paragraph 5) in the same terms as
already communicated to his representatives.
(c) Permitted his representatives to
leave with the above mentioned letters.
7. if Shaikh of Qatar refuses to accept
this generous offer of the Shaikh of Bahrain and will
not accept suggestion contained in my letter mentioned
in paragraph 2 above then x am afraid nothing remains
but to inform both the Shaikh of Qatar and the J^aim
that their undertak ings have been annulled as from a
fixed time on a date to be specified by you.
8. shaikh of -Bahrain interviewed me
on 2C th June and on 21st June. xie ¥ra.s very anxious

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File contains correspondence related to hostilities that occurred between the forces of Shaikh Abdullah bin Qassim Al Thani of Qatar and the Al Naim tribe that took place in June and July 1937.

At this time, the Al Naim tribe was 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 did not intervene on their behalf. Hostilities ended in July 1937 and Shaikh Rashid bin Muhammad, Chief of the Al Naim tribe, agreed to recognise the rule of the Al Thani family over Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. .

The file also contains a map of Qatar (folio 164) and four aerial photographs of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. (folios 160-163).

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1 file (212 folios)

File is arranged in chronological order, from earliest at beginning of the file to most recent at end.

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A bound correspondence file. Foliation starts on first page of text, top right hand circled number. Ends on last page in volume. A second foliation penciled, uncircled from folio 1a-209.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'File 19/243 II (C 72) Zubarah' [‎9r] (28/444), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/370, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 25 January 2020]

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