'File 19/243 II (C 72) Zubarah' [12r] (34/444)
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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My telegram of 22nd June No. 138.
I have now received reply from Shaikh of Qatar
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to the Shaikh of Bahrain's proposal that their respective relat
ives should meet. Shaikh of Qatar has agreed to proposal
and suggested village of Ghariyah as the place of meeting.
I have informed Bahrain Government and Adviser informs me that
they will send immediately to the Shaikh of Qatar to fix the
date of meeting. This is very satisfactory.
2. My messenger, my Head Farrash, informs me that
he saw 700 men leave Riyan and that Bedouin were being issued
with arms in his presence that the number of Shaikh of Qatar* s
followers who have collected is 5000 and they are said to be
proceeding towards Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. and that pearl, fishers have been
recalled from the banks. A general state of war appears to
exist. He further reports that Bedouin have been raiding Nairn
3. Pending instructions from you I do not propose
to let Qatar representatives depart. Saleh bin Mana might try
to interfere to prevent meeting.
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. , Bahrain.
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. , Bushire.
received 23rd June 1937.
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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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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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