'File 4/13 IV Zubara'

IOR/R/15/2/205

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The record is made up of 1 file (204 folios). It was created in 12 Dec 1943-14 Apr 1945. 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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This file contains correspondence regarding negotiations between the rulers of Bahrain and Qatar, Shaikh Salmān bin Ḥamad Āl Khalīfah and Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī respectively, concerning the disputed ownership of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. on the Qatari peninsula and the strained relations between the two countries.

These negotiations were mediated by Britain's 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. in Bahrain, Tom Hickinbotham and the majority of the correspondence is formed of letters - in English and Arabic - between him and the two leaders, as well as with Salih bin Sulaiman al-Manai, the Secretary of Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī.

The file contains two copies (one in English and one in Arabic) of an agreement signed by Qatar and Bahrain in order to restore friendly relations between the two states on 24 June 1944 (ff 86-87).

The file also contains a memorandum on Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. written by Charles Belgrave, Adviser to the Government of Bahrain (ff 185-190).

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1 file (204 folios)
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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover, and terminates at the inside back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, 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. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 4-195; these numbers are also written in pencil, and can be found in the same position as the main sequence, but they are not circled. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
Type
Archival file

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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
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IOR/R/15/2/205
Former external reference(s)
Confidential Files: 4/13 IV

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Date(s)
12 Dec 1943-14 Apr 1945 (CE, Gregorian)
Subjects
Sovereignty
Places
Zubarah
People & organisations
Emir of Qatar

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'File 4/13 IV Zubara', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/205, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000193.0x0003ac> [accessed 24 January 2020]

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