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'File 19/243 II (C 72) Zubarah' [‎63r] (136/444)

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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 15th RaM Than!
1356 (24-6-1937) from Shaikh Abdullah bin Qasim al Than!,
C.I.E-, Ruler of Qatar, to Captain T. Hickinibo than.
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 Compliments:
I beg to state that it has been ascertained by me
that some five days ago (orders) were issued to the effect
that goods and merchandise should not be shipped to Qatar
from Bahrain. Although some goods belonging to my sub-
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jects arrived at the Bahrain Pier for shipment, they were
detained. I am quite surprised at such an act. What is
the reason for it and on what grounds they have been de
tained? Is it admissible to tike such an act? I am also
surprised to notice these actions going on these days
in Bahrain which are against the laws add rules. I ob-
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serve supplies being sent from Bahrain to the rioters and
insurgents of my subjects such as goods,., arms, men and
ammunition. These are all hostile deeds which the cir
cumstances do not allow. It has also been ascertained (
by me that nay representatives Salih bin Mani* and Nasir
bin Abdullah bin Atiyah were prevented from leaving to
my side after they had terminated the negotiations which
took a long time without any result or avail. I did not
understand for what reason they were prevented from lea
ving. I therefore request you not to keep my above-men-
tioned representatives at Bahrain and that, on the re
ceipt of ray letter, you will permit them to come as their
prevention is considered as an insult to them without any
reason. I am to draw your kind attention to consider
these inconsistent acts as I believe you are from those
brave and noble persons who prefer to follow the right
and equitable way and to see to nothing but .lustice.
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)
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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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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