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'File 19/243 II (C 72) Zubarah' [‎82r] (174/444)

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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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{Origi n£i l on bundle Fi3.e XJo«323-I-Yol # 14 - "Ba-tirai n Affairs -
October 1374 to March 1875"}.
Tranalat ion ,
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prom - Sbaikh T3asu bin 1 All,
Chi ef of Banra in •
fo - Lieut.-Golonel S .G.Ross,
British Resident,
7th AMI ^'da
17tn December 1874,
rece ivea 19,12,1874,
I have had the honour of receiving your letter of the 12th
December forwarded by Lieut^Fraser and I understand its contents
especially with reference to my wish expressed to you while you
//ere in Banrain on tne 24th Ramazan, regard! ng tne relief of ^obaran 3
for it belongs to us and is one of our dependencies. You int imated
there would be no object i on provided I did. not go bsyono. that and
this course I trnTe pursued. After considering tne consequ ences
I saw no narra in such course for ray object is to aefsnd and protect
our islands and not to encroach on foreign possessions. This policy
I will always pursue and will myself abstain and prevent ray
dependents from interfering in wnat has no advantage for ue or tends
to offend tne Turkish Grovernment whom I wish to propitiate in all
regards tne G-oTernor ^aneral's orders I am ready to obey
tne British GoTernment, hoping for favour and indulgence from tne
same for we are connected with and dependent on it.
At all events I beg you will forward tne contents of tnis
to His ixcellency and express our great obligations to nim.
will ever iceep faithfully to our word and we trust to obtain
protect ion.
Copy forwarded to Secretary to Governnent of India, Foreign
Department, under 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. 's letter Ho,1433
dated the 19th December 1874, 306"

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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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