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'File 19/243 II (C 72) Zubarah' [‎41r] (92/444)

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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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the concession accordingly for the said CorDpany as laid
down in the agreement concluded between us. All these
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were carried out under the supervision and the considera-
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tion of the Representative of the British Government 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. . This came into effect after it had
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been countersigned by the Representative of the High
British Government which was concluded covering the whole
Shaikhdom of Qatar including Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. in accordance with the
plan attached to the agreement. The Representative of the
High British Government made the countersignature on all
that without any hesitation. It is very surprising that
such a claim should now be created by His Highness the
Ruler of Bahrain about Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. after treaties were made
between ms and His Majesty's Government and conclusion
of negotiations and the granting of concessions over all
Qatar, Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. etcetera without exception. If the Bahrain
people had the least claim or a slightest doubt, they would
not have kept quiet all this time. I, therefore, decided
that according to proofs put forward about which you are
aware, that you would see that this their claim is useless
and they have no least connection with what they claim
nor there is any truth in their claim. I hope, that while
administering justice in the case, you will kindly consider
a way for settling this matter and putting a stop to this
dispute as the claim of the Bahrain people to my limits is
a mere step of encroachment and aggression. I am certain
that you do not agree that my rights should be affected
and that you are Inclined to follow the right wajr and give
the right to their owners. I also beg to invite your atten
tion to the friendly relations and treaties existing between
me and the High British Government which are known to you.
I am the same friend who still adopts the lines which meet
with the satisfaction and approval of the British Government
Usual Ending.

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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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