'File 19/243 III (C 95) Zubarah' [3r] (16/462)
The record is made up of 1 volume (231 folios). It was created in 21 Jul 1937-14 Nov 1946. 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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4. With regard to the second letter^ from the
Ruler of Qatar dated the 17th July. I do not see
any harm in our asking the Bahrain Government for their
reasons for the re-imposition of the 5% duty and the
prohibition against the landing of Qatar subjects in
Bahrain, but I think it would be reasonable to inform
the Ruler of Qatar that presumably the Bahrain Govern
ment have taken these measures as they consider that
the treatment of Bahrain subjects in^Qatar is not all
that could be desired. We may point out to the Ruler
of Qatar that the measures are of a temporary nature
only and that presumably the Bahrain Government would
oe disposed to withdraw them should they consider that
the treatment of Bahrain subjects in Qatar no longer jus
tifies such measures,
5. I am informed by the Adviser to the Bahrain Govern-
ment that very few of the Nairn have actually crossed over
to Bahrain but that a number of people from the smaller
tribes such as the Bu Khwara have arrived and are appa
rently living either on property previously owned by
them or with friends and relatives in Muharraq and other
parts of the Island, I believe that between 200 and 300
men, women and children have arrived,
I have the honour to be.
Your most obedient servant.
Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Bahrain,
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This file contains correspondence regarding the situation after hostilities that occurred between the Al Naim tribe (supported by Bahrain) and Qatar in Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. in June and July 1937.
The correspondence covers the period immediately following the events and continues for several years until 1946. It contains details of British mediation efforts between the two sides and also includes the text (in English and Arabic) of a reconciliation agreement between the two sides from 1944.
The file also contains a translation of an Arabic-language letter published in the Cairo publication 'Rabitat Al Arabieh' (f. 25). The letter is from a Bahraini and argues that the British had sided with Qatar in the conflict regarding Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. as they were afraid that if under Bahraini control, the concession for oil deposits near the town would be given to an American (as opposed to British) oil company as had been done in Bahrain.
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- 1 volume (231 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 volume. There are two incomplete foliation sequences and one complete foliation sequence. The complete sequence is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of each folio. It begins on the title page, on number 1, and runs through to 224, ending on the inside of the back cover of the volume. Anomalies: f.1A; f.126A; f.126B; f.141A; f.141B.
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