'File 19/163 I (C 33) Bin Saud's relations with Shaikh of Bahrain. Nejdi Agent's activities in Bahrain'

IOR/R/15/1/334

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The record is made up of 1 volume (201 folios). It was created in 15 Apr 1923-31 Jul 1931. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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This file contains documents regarding relations between the British, Bin Saud and Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa between 1923 and 1931.

The documents discuss the Persian-Nejdi violence that occurred in Bahrain in 1923, the activities and expulsion of Bin Saud's agent in Bahrain (Abdullah Al Qusaibi), the resistance to reform of Sunni tribes in Bahrain and the arrival in Bahrain of Shia refugees from Qateef.

The file contains correspondence regarding the status of Shia communities in Hasa and Qateef and whether or not they are Baharna and thus fall under British protection or not.

The file also contains correspondence between Bin Saud and the British and petitions to British authorities from the Shia community in Qateef.

Extent and format
1 volume (201 folios)
Arrangement

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

Physical characteristics

Formerly a bound correspondence file, its sheets have been unbound and are now loose. Foliation starts on first page of the volume and continues to the last page of writing. Foliation in pencil numbers in top right corner of recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. . An additional foliation sequence, also in pencil numbers in top right corner of recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. , starts with 1A, 1B on f.1. The two numbers converge at 57-60 and only one set of number is present from f.61 to f. f.121. Two sets of numbers again appear from f.122 to end. The following foliation errors occur: f.1 is followed by f.1A, f.25 is followed by f.25A, f.111 is followed by f.111A. f.112 is contained in an envelope on f.111.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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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 Documents collected in a private capacity.
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IOR/R/15/1/334
Former external reference(s)
A Series: 19/163 I Confidential Series: C 33

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15 Apr 1923-31 Jul 1931 (CE, Gregorian)

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