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'File 19/12 Bahrain, Precis of Zobara Affairs in 1895' [‎73br] (153/230)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (114 folios). It was created in 17 Apr 1895-7 Sep 1895. It was written in English. 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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Telegram dated Bushire, the 17th April 1895.
From—The Resident, Bushire,
To—The Foreign Secretary, Simla.
Reported that Albin-Ali tribe having deserted Bahrein are formingi settle
ment Zobarah, in defiance Sheikh, with support of Jasim Thani, now styled Tur
kish official. My opinion this should be forcibly stopped, demand being enforced
by seizure Al-bin-Ali boats. Bramble here ; Sphinx at Muscat.
Telegram dated Bushire, the 17th April 1895.
From—The Resident, Bushire,
To—The Foreign Secretary, Simla.
In continuation of previous telegram of to-day, see your telegram of 20th
April. Jasim could be restrained, if defiant, by seizing his boats, stopping
pearling.
Telegram No 783-E., dated Simla, the 20th April 1895.
From—The Foreign Secretary, Simla,
To—The Resident, Bushire.
Your two telegrams 17th. Send strong warning to Jasim that settlement
Zobarah will not be allowed, and report result.
Telegram dated Bushire, the 2nd May 1895.
From—The Resident, Bushire,
To—The Foreign Secretary, Simla.
Albin-AU Chief professing submission ; asks delay evacuation Zobarah until
end of pearling. '1 his would be quite inadmissible. Jasim's reply is ambiguous,
very unsatisfactory ; professes to have acted in the interests of friendship. Failing
this, proposes to abandon Katr to its owners. Is intriguing. Mutasarrif Hasa
gone Zobarah. There is every prospect of settlement consolidating. I venture
to recommend that (I) should go to spot enforce removal—if necessary, seizing
Albin-Ali boats.
Telegram No. 881-E., dated Simla, the 3rd May 1895.
From—The Foreign Secretary, Simla,
To— The Resident, Bushire.
Who are the Albin-Ali and what is their originj and how long settled in
Bahrein ? Reply by wire.
Telegram dated Bushire, the 4th May 1895.
From—The Resident, Bushire,
To—The Foreign Secretary, Simla.
Albln-Ali apparently branch Uttoobees; settled Bahrein perhaps nearly 50
years ; own valuable lands.
Telegram dated Bushire, the 8th May 1S95.
From—The Resident, Bushire,
To—The Foreign Secretary, Simla.
To-day it is reported that Mutasarrif remains Zobarah. Jasim joined him
with masons, soldiers. Flag-staff raised for Turkish flag. Musjids, houses, build
ing, Position seems developing.

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This file contains correspondence regarding an attempt by Sultan bin Mohamed bin Salamah (the head of the Al bin Ali tribe in Bahrain) - with the assistance of Shaikh Jasim Al Thani of Qatar and the Ottoman Governor (Mutasarrif) of El Hasa - to establish a settlement at Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. on the Qatar Peninsula.

The British were entirely opposed to this idea and the correspondence contains details of their reaction to it, including an account of a bombardment of a fleet of dhows at Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. by the H. M. S. Sphinx in September 1895.

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1 volume (114 folios)
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File is arranged in chronological order, from earliest at beginning of the file to most recent at end. However, from folio 73b onwards the pages are copies of earlier pages (these are also in chronological order).

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Formerly a bound correspondence volume, the file's pages have been unbound and are now loose. Foliation starts on first page with writing (3rd folio in volume). Foliation is in pencil in top right corner of recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. . The following foliation errors occur: f.61 is followed by f.61A. f.73 is replaced by f.73A and f.73B.

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