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'File 19/243 II (C 72) Zubarah' [‎8r] (26/444)

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The record is made up of 1 file (212 folios). It was created in 14 Jun 1937-24 Jul 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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Telegram K.17
prons 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. , iiahrain.
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Dated and received 22 nd June 1937 •
iour telegram of 15th June, So. 560*
lour presumption correct,
i sent the letter by special Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company.
I have had no reply.
messenger on 21 st June. isS
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Enclosure to my printed Letter l ^o."j/l5
of 26 th May. Jiahrain Gov eminent informed me to-day
that they suggested following amendments
(a) Article II. Delete "according to the
terms of the agreemen t
Minor additions to Article IV.
(c) Part 2, ' Article 1» to be reconstructed
to read as follows: "As long as the
•U above conditions are carried out without
alterations i agree to withdraw my claim
to Zubara and the iMaim but should there
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pe n any thing co n trary to the c o ndi tions
my claim returns as before.*
4, Qatar representatives refbsed to
accept suggestions on the ground that they could not
agree to less than complete withdrawal of -oatirain
claim to Zubara and the xiaim. They refused to oo n-
-suit Shaikh Abdulla or convey letter to him.
5, later they interviewed me and con-

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File contains correspondence related to hostilities that occurred between the forces of Shaikh Abdullah bin Qassim Al Thani of Qatar and the Al Naim tribe that took place in June and July 1937.

At this time, the Al Naim tribe was 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 did not intervene on their behalf. Hostilities ended in July 1937 and Shaikh Rashid bin Muhammad, Chief of the Al Naim tribe, agreed to recognise the rule of the Al Thani family over Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. .

The file also contains a map of Qatar (folio 164) and four aerial photographs of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. (folios 160-163).

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1 file (212 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 file. Foliation starts on first page of text, top right hand circled number. Ends on last page in volume. A second foliation penciled, uncircled from folio 1a-209.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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