'File 19/243 II (C 72) Zubarah' [107r] (224/444)
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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Telegram 1 .17.
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.
Political Heaident, Busiiire.
Dated and received tne 3rd July 1937.
My telegram of 1st July iNo .162.
Ity paragrapn 3. A formal request in v/riting was
lodged by His Highness on July 1st and will be forwarded to
you by sea rnail. Relevant portion runs as follows:-
"We request tne British Government to restrain
Shaikh Abdullan from ma icing war against our
aibjects who live witnin our bounaaries at Zubara".
I am being pressed by His Highness for information regarding
what action is being taken on nis request to safeguard wnat
ne considers his territory and people. I shall be glad to
be informed <//hat reply I should give to His Highness.
Refugees Have been arriving in small numbers.
4. Belgrave informs me tnat ne nas received information
tnat besieged iiaim in Al Tnagnac nave surrendered and tne
Snaiicn of qatar is reported to be advancing on Zubaran fort
(Ummrear). The Uaim are running out of ammunition.
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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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