'File 19/163 I (C 33) Bin Saud's relations with Shaikh of Bahrain. Nejdi Agent's activities in Bahrain' [6r] (15/412)
The record is made up of 1 volume (201 folios). It was created in 15 Apr 1923-31 Jul 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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From. Resident, Buchire.-
To Foroign, Simla, No.?9B,
Rapeated to r ahran, No#9 /!1 -; and Baghdad No.598.
Datod 27th April 1923 #
I hava rec«ived infornation fron th« Political
Agent at Bahrain that on th« 29th April a fracao took plac«
in the Manama bazaar between a Persian and a Ne.ldi, which
developed irto a riot between Nejdis and Persians. No
great harm was actually done and the police easily quelled
the disturbance, butie Persians are^ Politic# 1 understands,
telegraphing protests to Tehran. Political reports that
Bin Saud's Agent, Qasaibi, behaved very badly. He is
believed to have incited the Nejdis to the fray and loclrod
himself in when mischief was well afoot. He was in the end
apologetic and offering to pay compensation assessed for
Am I authorised to tell Bir Saud flatly that we
will not tolerate the presence of Qaraibi or any other
Nejdi ag^nt in Bahrain, and will deport him to Al Ahsa,
unless he confines his activities to merely commercial ends
and refrains from interfering with administrative official
matters. The position in Bahrain is quite complicated
enough without Nejd interference. Qasaibi has been arrogat
-ing to himself the position of Consul, and the present
affair is merely the culminating point of a long series
of petty complaints against him.
C o t y by post to 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. ,
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This file contains documents regarding relations between the British, Bin Saud and Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa between 1923 and 1931.
The documents discuss the Persian-Nejdi violence that occurred in Bahrain in 1923, the activities and expulsion of Bin Saud's agent in Bahrain (Abdullah Al Qusaibi), the resistance to reform of Sunni tribes in Bahrain and the arrival in Bahrain of Shia refugees from Qateef.
The file contains correspondence regarding the status of Shia communities in Hasa and Qateef and whether or not they are Baharna and thus fall under British protection or not.
The file also contains correspondence between Bin Saud and the British and petitions to British authorities from the Shia community in Qateef.
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- 1 volume (201 folios)
File is arranged in chronological order, from earliest at beginning of the file to most recent at end.
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Formerly a bound correspondence file, its sheets have been unbound and are now loose. Foliation starts on first page of the volume and continues to the last page of writing. Foliation in pencil numbers in top right corner of recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. . An additional foliation sequence, also in pencil numbers in top right corner of recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. , starts with 1A, 1B on f.1. The two numbers converge at 57-60 and only one set of number is present from f.61 to f. f.121. Two sets of numbers again appear from f.122 to end. The following foliation errors occur: f.1 is followed by f.1A, f.25 is followed by f.25A, f.111 is followed by f.111A. f.112 is contained in an envelope on f.111.
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