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'File 19/243 II (C 72) Zubarah' [‎24r] (58/444)

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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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I had an Interview this upraing with His Highness
the SiiaiMi of Bahrr-. in, Shaikh Bohamad bin f lsD. s Shaikh
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Abdullah bin *lsa and Shaikh Salaas bin Haaad. Mr. Bel-
grave the Mviser was present. After general matters
had been discussed the question of aiberaii was raised.
I showed Sis Highness a copy of a letter I was sending
containing his proposals to Gii-v.iMi Abdullah bin Jassia
of Qatar. His Highness raised, the cfuestlon of the possi-
biiity of Shaikh Abdullah attacking the lain and I told
hia that in agr opinion Shaikh Abdullah would not be so
foolish as to break the agreesent wliieh he had giToB to
the Honourable the 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. . It seemed to m
that they placed little hope la Siaish Abdullah bin Jtsslm
agreeing to sending his near relatives to aeetist^. ShaUdi
Abdullah bin f Isa and ShaiMi Sslman bin fiaaad. They ware
very perturbed regarding the course to be pursued in the
event of Shaikh Abdullah refusing to continue negotiations^
It seemed to m that Shaikh Ifohewsad bin f Isa was anxious
for his brother to sake an appeal for arbitration to 31s
Maiestyls floimi'llliilll Bad also to ask for us to interfere
on behalf of the Nairn pending the fnoooOnxg. of such an
appeal. Shaikh Abdullah bin 'Isa and Shaiid:! Efclsan bin
Haa &d rather advocated taking no action but letting the
Mais and Shaikh Abdullah bin JassiB settle their differen
ces. I think that they were prepared to, and would if
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accessary, take vaatevt-r aetioh was possible to assist the
Maim from. Bahrain without doing- anything openly. After
His Highness
considerable discussion 1 tola jom that I would send the
let aer containing His Highness' proposed meeting to Shaikh
Abdullah bin Jassis and that In the aeantlae they should

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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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