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'File 19/243 II (C 72) Zubarah' [‎48r] (106/444)

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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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Copy of letter No. C/473-4/13 dated the 23rd
June 1937 from 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, to the
Adviser to the Bahrain Government, Bahrain.
I have the honour to refer to your letter No.
520/SF-9A dated the 12th June 1337, paragraph 2.
2. I informed Shaikh 'Abdullah bin Qassim Al Thani,
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C.I.E., Ruler of Qatar, of His Highness the Ruler of
Bahrain®s proposal with regard to a meeting between
His Highness* relatives and the relatives of the Ruler
of Qatar. Yesterday afternoon June the 22nd, I received
„ a reply from the Ruler of Qatar. He states that he was
pleased to receive ay letter conveying His Highness*
suggestion and that he was willing for a meeting to take
place as has been suggested. He stated that he was not
agreeable to the meeting taktisg place being at Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha.
or Khwair but he suggested that the parties should meet
at the village of Ghariyah or some other spot further
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south. He is particularly anxious that this meeting
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should take place with the least possible delay and has
requested that he may be informed whether His Highness
agrees as soon as possible. He has further requested
that this information be conveyed to him via Ghariyah.
I should be grateful if you will let me know #or the
information of 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.
what His Highness intends to do with regard to this

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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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