'File 19/109 II (C 17) Bahrain: Relations of Chief with other Foreign Powers' [181r] (367/534)
The record is made up of 1 volume (267 folios). It was created in 27 Jan 1913-5 Dec 1922. It was written in English, Arabic and Farsi. 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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Bo. 2s£~ of 1923.
British Heaidency and Oonaulate-Qeneral,
Buslilre, 37th May 1933.
The 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. ,
Inference your memorandm Ho. 88/0 dated the 25rd
I do not think it advisable to take any action just
at present in this matter. But should Abdul Aziz al
C^usaibi show signs of becoming more truculent you
miglit, if you see no objection, write to Bin Saud
drawing attention to his letter dated the 29th July
1920 to Major Dickson, in which he expressed his-
gratitude to His Majesty # s Government for undertaking
to look after the welfare of his subject® residing in
Bahrain, and adding that this belong so, and consequently
N.e jdis. being under jurisdiction of yourself as representative
of His Majesty's aovemment you presume that Qusaibi is
merely his business agent in Bahrain and as such should^
not interfere in matters affecting the welfare of Hajdis,
for which the 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. is responsible. Tou .might
also suggest that it would improve matters considerably if
Bin Saud Vould kindly make Q.usaibi f s position, in Bahrain
quite clear to him, as lately he has shown signs of
desiring to take more upon himself than he is entitled to.
Political Residont/in the Persian 0uif,
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This file contains correspondence about a number of topics regarding the relations of Bahrain and its ruler, Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, with foreign powers.
The correspondence discusses the ownership of land by foreigners in Bahrain, Persian claims to sovereignty over Bahrain, the status of natives of the Al Hasa region living in Bahrain, Shaikh Isa's contact with the Turkish (Ottoman) Government regarding the port of Ojair and Bahrain's claims to sovereignty over Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. .
The file also discusses the activities of Bin Saud's agent in Bahrain, Abdullah Al Qusaibi. The file contains two maps (folio 100 and folio113) of Bahrain and the surrounding area with key regional ports marked on them.
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There is an index of the topics contained in the file on folio 1. The index uses the circled foliation system.
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Previously a bound correspondence volume, the file's pages have been unbound and are now loose. Foliation starts at the index page to the file. Numbers are written in pencil, circled and positioned in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of the folios. A secondary foliation system is also present starting on f.2 that runs to f.262. These numbers are also written in pencil and are positioned in the same corner as the primary system, but are not circled.
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