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'File 19/243 II (C 72) Zubarah' [‎143r] (296/444)

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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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Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,
Bahrain, the 3rd July 1937.
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To
Captain T. Hickinbotham, I.A.,
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
The Honourable the 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.
in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ,
Bushire
MUBARAK
Sir,
I have the honour to report that on July the 2nd
His Highness the Shaikh of Bahrain accompanied by Shaikh
'Abdullah bin 'Isa, Shaikh Salman bin Hamad, and the Ad
viser to the Bahrain Government Mr. C.D. Belgrave, C.B.E.,
called to interview me.
2. His Highness who was suffering from a severe cold
looked extremely worried. They stated that they were very
Mich concerned about the events taking place in " Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha.
and that they were most anxious to know what action His
Majesty's Government were taking with regard to the pro
tection of Bahrain subjects residing in Qatar Peninsula.
His Highness pointed out that he understood that an under
taking had been given by the Shaikh of Qatar not to inter
fere with the Nairn during the course of the negotiations
and that similarly Shaikh Rashid bin Muhammad and the
Maim had given an undertaking not to interfere or molest
the people of Qatar during the course of the negotiations.
His Highness stated that from information which he had
received from reliable sources the Shaikh of Qatar had
attacked the Nairn living in the Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. area on the night
of/-

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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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