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'File 19/243 II (C 72) Zubarah' [‎47r] (104/444)

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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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Translation of letter dated 13th Rabl al Thani
1556 (= 22nd June 1957) from Shaikh Nasir bin Atayleh
and Salih bin Mani», Representatives of the Ruler of
Qatar, to the 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.
After Corapliments;-
*
Jr
We have .the honour to acknowledge the receipt of
y
your letter dated 2Snd June 1937 corresponding to 13th
Rabi al Thani 1356 and noted what was mentioned by you.
We have already informed you in our meet ing with you that
we have been ordered by His Excellency Shaikh Abdullah
to leave as soon as we deliver the letter to you because
our negotiations terminated, but you prevented us from
doing so. As regards your intimation about (matters)
which concern him and we are not supposed to be bound
by any such matters as we are not interested in them.
This is a thing wMefe between you and him and he must
have mentioned it to you in his letter.
Usual Ending.
oOo

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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)
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File is arranged in chronological order, from earliest at beginning of the file to most recent at end.

Physical characteristics

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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