'File 19/243 II (C 72) Zubarah' [147r] (304/444)
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 a demi-official letter dated the 3rd July
1937 from Mr. C. Dalrymple Belgrave, C.B.E., Adviser to the
Bahrain Government, Bahrain, to Captain T. Hickinbotham,
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 am writing from the Palace. His Highness requests
you to send the message which we discussed to the Resident,
referring to His Highness' letter in which he asked for
protection over his people the Nairn at Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. against the
attack by Shaikh Abdullah bin Jasinu
Further news is that the fort which was besieged has
surrendered having finished their ammunition, this is sure,
it is reported but not absolutely sure, that Abdullah bin
Jasim is advancing on the old fort itself at Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. and
if so he will cut off the Nairn from sea.
I am kept up here - all the Bahama leaders, Arabs
n -p Muharraq and Hedd and many others have come to ofter
services to His Highness*
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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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- Belgrave, Sir Charles Dalrymple
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