'File 19/243 I (C 69) Zubarah' [53r] (116/416)
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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follows• Colonel Loch informs me that there is considerable
feeling, both on tne part of the Shaikh and of his family, on
the subject of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. , and is of opinion that if a decision
were given in favour of ^atar they (the Shaikh and his family)
will have a lasting grievance against us. Colonel Loch
further points out that the Al Khalifah are our best friends
on the Arab (Joast and that it would fce most unfortunate if
this sense of grievance came into being. It is true that if
His Majesty^s Goverrrnent gave a decision in favour of Bahrain,
the 3haikh of Q^itar and his family would likewise have a atuse
of grievance, but from the political point of view Bahrain is
of considerably more importance to us than c^atar,
14. I agree generally with Colonel Locl^s vie^s but this
consideration does not alter rcy personal opinion that if the
comprcmise mentioned in paragraph 6 fails, and His Majesty^
'Overnment have to .nake an award, it should be in favour of
qatar subject to any further arguments which "Bahrain can
adduce, vide my paragraph 3 above.
Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. 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.
for secretary to the Political
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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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