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Letter no.393 of 1855 from Commander Felix Jones, Acting Resident in the Persian Gulf, to Henry Anderson, Secretary to the Government of Bombay [‎55v] (10/16)

The record is made up of 8 folios. It was created in 14 Nov 1855. 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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The letter and its enclosures relate to hostilities between Bahrain and the Al bin Ali tribe based at Demaum [Dammām], having migrated from the island of Geis or Kenn [Kīsh]. Jones writes that, in light of the maritime hostilities, the only course open to him was to insist that the Al bin Ali tribe return to Kīsh, which they have agreed to do within two months once their vessels had undergone repairs, an interval which Commodore Ethersey of 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. Squadron considers reasonable. Jones reports that he has also written to Shaikh Muḥammad bin Khalīfah of Bahrain, warning him against taking offensive action against the Al bin Ali, and to Shaikh Muḥammad bin ‘Abdullāh of Dammām, warning him against permitting the Al bin Ali tribe to reside any longer at Dammām.

The following enclosures are included with Jones’s letter:

1. Letter no.117 of 1855 (folios 53-54) from Commander Felix Jones, Acting Resident 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. , to Commander Felix Jones, Acting Resident 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. , dated 3 November 1855;

2. Letter no.386 of 1855 (folios 55-56) from Jones to Ethersey, dated 6 November 1855. Three enclosures are included with Jones’s letter:

  • The translation of a letter (folio 57) from Jones to Shaikh Ali bin Sultan of the Al bin Ali tribe, dated 5 November 1855;
  • The translation of a letter (folio 58) from Jones to Shaikh Mahomed ben Khuleefa [Muḥammad bin Khalīfah], chief of Bahrain, dated 6 November 1854;
  • the translation of a letter (folio 58) from Jones to Shakh Mahomed ben Abdullah [Muḥammad bin ‘Abdullāh], chief of Dammām, dated 6 November 1854.
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Letter no.393 of 1855 from Commander Felix Jones, Acting Resident in the Persian Gulf, to Henry Anderson, Secretary to the Government of Bombay [‎55v] (10/16), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/149, ff 51-58, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023318562.0x00007a> [accessed 18 February 2020]

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