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'Flags Flown by the Sheikh of Qatar. (Bahrain and Trucial Coast)' [‎51r] (105/142)

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The record is made up of 1 file (69 folios). It was created in 7 Aug 1929-13 Dec 1938. 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;1373-26/1.
Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,
Bahrain, the 23rd May 1936.
From
Captain T. Hickinbotham, I.A.,
Offg. 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.
To
The Honourable 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 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. , Bushire.
Qatar Flag
Sir
>
Reference your letter No;876/14/132-II dated
the 19th April and telegram No.381 dated the 14th May 1936.
2. I have the honour to state that during my
recent visit to Doha I asked the Shaikh of Qatar to describe
the flag or flags flown by himself and his subjects. He
said that there is only one flag flown and that it is used
by himself and his subjects. It is a crimson flag with
a serrated white strip near the mast. The word Qatar
in Arabic characters is inscribed on the first half of the
crimson portion in white. I obtained a sample and am
forwarding it with this letter.
3. The sample is not crimson in colour. It.
was originally, but has faded. White cloth is purchased
in Bahrain and dyed crimson with locally purchased dye.
The dye is of poor quality and fades rapidly and the flag
takes on a chocolate colour. This explains the
difficulty

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This file contains correspondence between the British officials in Bahrain, Bushire, Baghdad, the 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. and the Government of India, as well as with Khalīl bin Ibrāhīm Kanoo [Kānū].

These papers concern various enquiries made by the British Admiralty between 1929 and 1938 regarding flags flown by the sheikhs of Qatar, Bahrain and the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. . Contained within this file are descriptions and sketches of various flags, as well as a specimen of fabric (f. 38) demonstrating the colour of the flag flown by the Shaikh of Qatar, ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī.

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1 file (69 folios)
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Foliation: Begins on front cover, circled, and continues to page before back cover.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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