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'File 19/12 Bahrain, Precis of Zobara Affairs in 1895' [‎83v] (174/230)

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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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I am also forward in you a letter, under flying seal, received through the
Bahrein Resident Agent from the same source, which has been duly translated
by Mr. Gaskin, and from the tone of which it would appear that Jasirn-bin-
Thani intends to support the Albin-Ali against whatever proceedings may he
taken in their coercion. According to news received from a messenger from
Uoweis, Jasim advises that the pearling licet should proceed to the banks
oil El-Bidda.
This messenger also stated that Jasim has sent a letter to the Mutasarrif
of El-Hasa, reporting my proceedings.
From a letter received from Ja^im, Shaikh Esa-bin-Ali is of opinion that
he may agitate the Beni-Hajar tribes to make an attack on Bahrein Island.
While off Zobarah several Bedouin tents and camels were seen, which
were not there on our first visit. These appear to be the levies sent by Jasim-
bin-Mohamed Thani to help the Albin -iUi.
Hearing nothing further from Jasim-bin-Thani, I left Zobarah at 8 a. m.
this morning, Lawrence in company, and proceeded round the Katr Penin
sula as far as Has Lufan. We passed two small batches of boats, which
proved to be boats belonging to subjects of Shaikh Esa, and also two larger
batches which we stopped to inspect, and which also turned out to be Bahrein's
boats.
I could gather no information from either of these boats as to the place
where the boats of the Albin-Ali are pearl-diving. I am anchored off Has
Lufan for the night and shall proceed in the morning down the coast in search
of the Albin-Ali boats.
My intention is, if possible, to be at Bahrein on Tuesday evening or Wed
nesday morning-
Dated Bahrein, the 17th July 1895.
From—C aptain J. H. P elly , Commander and Senior Naval Officer,
To— C olonel F. A. W ilson , 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. .
I have the honour to report that on the 15th instant, I came upon a
number of boats engaged in pearl-diving, nine of which were boats of the Albin-
Ali, which I seized and towed to Bahrein, turning them over to the Chief of
Bahrein as before.
In one of them was Salim-bin-Hamad, the originator of this disturbance,
and it is hoped that a reconciliation may now be arrived at between him and
the Bahrein Chief.
Dated Bahrein, the 23rd July 1895.
From—C aptain J. H. P elly , Commander and Senior Naval Officer,
To— C olonel F. A. W ilson , 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. .
With respect to the further situation of affairs here I have the honour to -
report as follows—
On the morning of the 20th Mr. Gaskin reported to me that Khalifah-bin-
Jasim, son of Jasim-bin-Thani, had arrived at Bahrein, bearing a letter from his
father to Sheikh Esa to the effect that he (Jasim) would be responsible for
the evacuation of Zobarah by Shaikh Sultan within 12 to 15 days, also that the
tribe should be allowed to return. Khalifa-bin-.lasim also requested an inter
view with Mr. Gaskin, which was granted. I requested Mr. Gaskin to inform
him, for the information of his father, that if a letter from Shaikh Sultan pro
mising his return with his following to Bahrein within 12 days is received
within four days, the matter will be considered; but*if no answer is forthcom
ing within that time, further action will be at once taken against those of the
Albin-Ali who continue to disobey the orders of Government.
I gave permission for Sheikh Esa to send back to Zobarah Salim bin-
Hamad and people taken in boats, that they may bring their families to
Bahrein. Amicable arrangement has been arrived at between Sheikh Esa and
Salim-bin-IIamad.

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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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