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'File 19/243 I (C 69) Zubarah' [‎37r] (84/416)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (210 folios). It was created in 23 Mar 1937-18 Jun 1937. 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.

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his remarks and acknowledge that the Shaikh of Qatar
was right in his action. Shaikh Rashid was given seven
days in which to agree to all that the Shaikh of Qatar
proposed.
7. A party of the Al Khalifah consisting of three of
His Highness' guards landed at Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. with a quantity of
^ materials and planted the Al Khalifah flag on the beach.
The materials were apparently for the repair of the fort.
8. The Adviser informs me that the Al Khalifah sol
diers have been withdrawn. The orders were unfortunately
delayed and apologies have been made for this.
Situation of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. .
9. The town of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. consists of a number of
ruined houses on the sea coast surrounded by the remains
of a mud wall which at one time was guarded by towers,
and an enclosed corridor runs inland for about a mile to
the remains of a large fort (um Rea^ which contained a
mosque and dwelling quarters. The whole of this is com
pletely ruined and there is no sign of recent occupation.
10. East and south east from Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. there are situa
ted the wells of Halwan, Masaichah, and Lashi. There is
good grazing in this neighbourhood and the wells number
five.
11. The Na f im informed me that Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. was bound on
the north by Faraihah and on the south by Rubaijah. They
seem to include the wells mentioned above, i.e. Halwan,
etcetera, as a part of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. . This is not improbable
as there are ruined houses near these wells. The air
photographs now being taken will assist in deciding the
actual area of the country which can accurately be des
cribed as Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. .

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This file contains correspondence related to tensions between Bahrain (and the Al Naim tribe) and Qatar concerning the ownership of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. on the Qatar peninsula that took place between March and June 1937.

At this time, the Al Naim tribe were allied to the Al Khalifa ruling family of Bahrain who claimed Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. as a part of their own territory (the family had been based there before their conquest of Bahrain in 1783). The British authorities did not recognise the Al Khalifa's claim to Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. and mediated between the two sides. The file contains extensive details of this mediation process.

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1 volume (210 folios)
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File is arranged in chronological order, from earliest at beginning of the file to most recent at end.

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A bound correspondence volume of which the front and back covers have become unattached.

The main foliation sequence starts at the title page and continues through to the 2nd folio from the back of the volume; these numbers are written in pencil, circled and can be found in the top right of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

A second foliation sequence, also written in pencil but not circled starts on f.2 and runs to f.204; these numbers can also be found in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. This system forks on f.30 to form a third foliation sequence, which is out of step with the second sequence due to the fact the 1st folio marked with this sequence is labelled with a range; these numbers are also not circled, written in pencil and can be found in the same position as the other two sequences.

Foliation Errors: 1A and 1B.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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