'File 5/4 Abdul Aziz Qosaibi and Abdullah Qosaibi' [28r] (55/144)
The record is made up of 1 file (72 folios). It was created in 22 Apr 1923-16 Nov 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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amri jidorci©r quelled dldturbaao«a and oall#d dbaijtii Ida al
Kiialita, tii«n a jriigitlve, to the ihalkbdoit ot Baiiraia fifty
five years ago . HIa fa&hex had beaii lei Ilea in t&at fignt—
iag whioh led to active laterventioa by Hia Kajedty'a Gov
During t at long rule of fifty five yeura, it waa
the British Government who maintwiined f on more than one
oooasion by force of arm^ , Shaikh laa as Shaikh of Baiirciin
and it is no secret that the protection of li±a Majesty's
Government haa more than once helped Shaikh lsa f not only
against external a^greaaion, but also agc^inst his cm sub
jects the Baharinan who have long been seriously oppressed
and thoroughly discontented*
Many ti^ea also, notably against Persia and Turkey^
the British Government has specifically refused to permit
the presence of foreign agents f other than its own Political
Agent, in the islands of Bahrain*
It founded its claim in this respect on the under-
t<aking given by Shaikh lea al Khalifah on his appointment as
Shaikh in the year 1880 confirmed in 1892 when dhaikh isa
firstly f that he would on no account enter into any
agreement or correa^ond ence^ otner than the
secondly, that, without the assent of tne British Gov
ernment, he would not consent to tne reaidence
within his territc&y of the agent of any other
To obviate the Just complaints of foreigners against
maladministration/on the part of the Shaikhs , which had led
to these claims on the part of Persia and Turkey to have
resident agents in Bahrain, the British Government was ob
liged to bring pressure to bear on Shaikh Isa with the result
that, on the 28th Jamadi II 1327 K., he confirmod to iiajor
Mackenzie the working arrangement which had air ady commenoe#
in the time of Major Prideaux by which c^aes concerning
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This file contains correspondence between the British 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. at Bahrain, the British 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 The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. at Bushire and Charles Dalrymple Belgrave, Advisor to the Bahrain Government. In addition, there are copies of correspondence between the British 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 Ibn Sa‘ūd, Victor Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire, Secretary of State for the Colonies, and Andrew Ryan, British Legation, Jiddah.
This correspondence concerns the personalities of the brothers ‘Abd al-‘Azīz al-Quṣaybī and ‘Abdullāh al-Quṣaybī, Najdi merchants and agents of Ibn Sa‘ūd at Bahrain. Within the correspondence are details of the 1923 riots at Manamah Bazaar between Najdis and Persians and the subsequently expulsion of ‘Abdullāh al-Qusaybi from Bahrain, and general information about the al-Quṣaybī family, their business interests and relationship with Ibn Sa‘ūd.
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Foliation: The main foliation sequence commences at the front cover and terminates at the back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled and can be found in the top right of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. In addition, a second foliation sequence runs between ff. 2-59; these numbers are circled, have been crossed out and are written in blue crayon.
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