'File 19/243 I (C 69) Zubarah' [42r] (94/416)
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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territory of the Shaiich of Qatar they mist be sub
ject to any laws and regulations that he makes for
his inhabitants as a whole. If they are not prepared
to do this then they should move out of the territory.
When they go to Sa f udi Arabia they become subject to
the laws in force there and such should be the case
when they visit Qatar.
20. I am averse to a decision being given in this
case before every endeavour has been made to bring the
two Rulers together. If a decision is made only one
side can benefit and the losing side will naturally
feel aggrieved. For sometime the two Rulers have been
on the best of terms and situated in close proximity
as the countries are it would be most unfortunate if
this state of affairs was permanently altered. I think
that it is possible that Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. might prove a con
tinual source of friction between them.
21. I suggest that an endeavour be made to bring
about a meeting between the Rulers or their represen
tatives and I think that this could probably be done
at once and would prove acceptable to both sides. I
have not discussed this with the Rulers. I suggest
that His Highness the Ruler of Bahrain be approached
with a view to his deputing his brother Shaikh Abdullah
bin f Isa to meet the Ruler of Qatar and discuss a
compromise amicably. If this course proves acceptable
to him I propose that the Ruler of Qatar be approached
with a view to meeting the Bahrain Representative.
This could be done by my visiting Doha^r by air as soon
as possible. If both sides are agreeable then either
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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)
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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