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'File 19/243 II (C 72) Zubarah' [‎65r] (140/444)

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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 demi-offieial letter Ko. D.0.568/SF dated th
26th June 1937 from the Adviser to the Bahrain Govern
ment 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.
I have enquired about the matter of the house
occupied by the Qatar representatives. The arrange
ments for their entertainment were in the hands of His
Highness® steward, Abdullah bin Jabr. He informs me that
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the servants provided by us were left in the house after
t
Nasr returned but on the Friday in question they locked
the front door and left the back door open. Nasr return
ed with noney intending to tip the servants but found
■ ' • c
the door looked and went straight to his launch where
he remained. Abdullah bin Jabr assumed that negotiations
had ceased and that Nasr was no longer an official guest5
the house was then locked up.
Ho mention was made of the matter to the Bahrain
representatives by Nasr, had he let Miem know they would
of course have seen that the former arrangements were
continued.
It is nost unfortunate that this misunderstanding
should have occurred. His Highness of course knew no
thing whatever about it and would I know be most dis
tressed at any reflection on his toospltalitv.

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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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