'Flags Flown by the Sheikh of Qatar. (Bahrain and Trucial Coast)' [54r] (111/142)
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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .
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(Original on file (C.O.)
EXTRACT from Note dated the 17th May 1936 by Political
Arrived at Doha at 9.30 a.m.
The Anglo-Iranian Oil Company's Agent came
on board just after the ship arrived and stated that
Shaikh Hamad bin Abdullah was in the Qasr but that Shaikh
Abdullah was at Rhiyan. I sent the Head Munshi A term used in the Middle East, Persia and South Asia to refer to a secretary, assistant or amanuensis. Munshis were employed in the British administration in the Gulf. Mirza
Jassim Barduli ashore with instructions to send for Shaik$
Abdullah. The Shaikh's absence was not unexpected
because it had not been possible to warn him of my visit.
At half past two Shaikh Hamad attended by his sons Jasim
and Ahmad came on board and apologised for his father's
absence on the grounds that he had not been able to come on
board ©wing to a bad knee but was nots? at the Qasr. After
Shaikh had been given coffee etc. in the Captain's cabin he
returned to the shore. Commander C.F. Bowlby, D.S.C.,
Head %inshi and Deptford's Doctor Surgeon Lieutenant Cooke
and I went ashore. After an interval of 15 minutes Shaikh
Hamad brought a sample of the Qatar Flag on board with him*
He said that there was only one flag and that it was red
in colour with the word Qatar in white in Arabic on it
A full report of the flag is on the appropriate file.
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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 A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day 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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Foliation: Begins on front cover, circled, and continues to page before back cover.
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