'File 19/243 II (C 72) Zubarah' [127r] (264/444)
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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Copy of letter dated i8th Rabi Thani 1356
(= 27th June 1937) from Rashid bin Mihammad al
Jabur 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 beg to inform you that some important matters
took place here. That you prevented us from doing
anything even if the eneay transgresses upon us. We
obeyed! your orders all this time. Now some incidents
took; place which could not be tolerated. Abdullah
bin Qasim sent some cavalry men who raided on the
people of Al Thaghb, a place known to your men - the
men of Shaikh Hamad. They fired at and wounded one
of them. But they did not fire i»ack at them. One
day before, a car also came and fired at them but
they did not return the shots. We tied up our hands
until this day. They also took away camels from us
and we did not make any demand from them lest your
orders may be disobeyed. I hope that you would not
agree to any loss to us®
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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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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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