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'33 File 665 Hostilities between Shaikh Zaid and Shaikh Jasim' [‎303r] (640/845)

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The record is made up of 3 volumes (404 folios). It was created in Mar 1888-9 Jun 1890. 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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No. 89, dited the 5tli March 1889.
From—The Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Agent, Bahrain,
To—The Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. , 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. .
Alter Cornplim ents —Arrivals from Guttar sny tliat a wall has been builtfrom
the fort in which the Turkish soldiers are quartered, all round El-Bida : also some
towers. The people are in continual alarm about Sheikh Zaeed : sometimes they
say that he has arrived close to the place, and sometimes that he is still distant.
Jasim Bin Thani has left El-Bida with 80 horses and 150 camels ; some say that
he intends to go to El-Odeid, and others that he is going to Al Sala.
The Nakhoda of Alii Bin Rashid's boat arrived here to-day, and told me
that Jasim had buried 2,000 guns at the two above named places, to take them
when he required them, and that he has now taken them. Jasim has forbidden
the Al Na'aim to come to Bahrain ; Abu Gharib came here, and the.chief gave
him a boat, in which to bring his possessions ; but when he went back to Guttar,
he was not allowed to come, and the boat was sent back.
No. 62, dated Bushire, the 16th March 1889.
From— C olonel E. C. Ross, c.s .i., Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. iu 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. ,
T 0 The Secretary to the Government of India Foreign Department, Calcutta.
I have the honor to forward a translation of the marginally noted letter
received from the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Agent, Arab
No. 29, dated sth March 1889. coast, containing intelligence of the affairs on
the Pirate coast.
No. 29, dated the Sth March 1889.
From—The Presidency Agent, Shargah.
To—The Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. , 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. .
After Compliments.— r n\e Chief of Abu Dhabi has arrived at Sameh, and has
collected men there. The Chief of Uebay leaves Debay on the 13th March to
join the Chief of Abu Dhabi, and it is their intention to march on Guttar on the
18th idem.
The two men, whom the above 2 chiefs sent to Syed Eeysal at Muscat, have
returned with rupees 2,( 00 each ; and Syed Feysal has promised to send 600
bags of rice and munitions of war by boat to Debay.
The Chief of the Beni Ghafar from Shargah to Rasel-Khymah have re
fused to assist the Chiefs of Abu Dhabi and Debay against Jasim Bin Thani.
The Chief of Debay has written to the Chiefs of Shargah and Ajman that the
alliance made with*them in January is no longer binding ; and he has written
to me that he will never assist the Chiefs of Sharagh and Ajman against Sahm
Bin Sultan. The reason of this U that the Chief of Shargah has refused to help
the Chief of Debay against Jasim. The Chief of Shargah is collecting 10 dol
lars from each of his subjects, which he intends giving to his uncle Salmi Bin
Sultan, in accordance with the arrangement brought about by the Chief of
Debay, that he should pay Salim Bin Sultan 400 dollars yearly.
No, 70, dated Bushire, the 30th March 1889.
From—C olonel E. C. K oss, c.s.i .. Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. 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. ,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
I have the honor to enclose translation of a letter from the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India.
Agent at Bahrain, reporting some inform-
No. 43, dated 13th March 1889. commuI1 i ca ted to him about Shaikh
Jasim Bin Muhammed Thani.
2. An agent of Jasim's is now in Bushire on his way to the Wali of Bus-
rah, for whom he has a letter.
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The volume contains memos, reports and correspondence exchanged between the British officials 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. , the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. and his Agents at Sharjah and Bahrein [Bahrain], the Ruler of Katr [Qatar], Shaikh Jāsim bin Muḥammad Āl Thānī, and the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, Shaikh Zayid bin Khalīfah, discussing hostilities between the two rulers, occurring between 1888 and 1889. The hostilities were initially due to the dispute on the sovereignty over Al Udaid [’Odaid, Qatar] considered to be Abu Dhabi property, and provoked attacks and raids. The main events dealt with in the volume are the attack of Bedouin from Abu Dhabi on Al Bida [Qatar] during which twenty-four men were killed including Ali, Shaikh Jasim's son, and the subsequent Qatari attack to Dhafrah [Abu Dhabi].

The volume also contains copious letters in Arabic (with English translations) sent to the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in 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. at Bushire by local rulers.

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3 volumes (404 folios)
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The volume is arranged chronologically, from the earliest letter in the file at the front to the most recent letter in the file at the back.

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Condition: three bound volumes.

Foliation: The foliation sequence runs through three volumes as a single continuous series. It commences at the title page of volume one with 1, 1A and 1B, and terminates at the last folio of volume three with 402; these numbers are written in pencil, and are located 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.

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