'File 19/243 II (C 72) Zubarah' [158r] (326/444)
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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Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,
Bahrain, the 4th July 1337}
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. , Bush ire
I have the honour to refer to your telegram
No. BSi dated the 4th July 19S7 and to enclose a very
rough sketch map of the Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. peninsula, I have
underlined the points which I know to be claimed by
His Highness the Shaikh of Bahrain as being within his
area. The names of these places which are incorrectly
given on the sketch map are as follows j —
Umm al Sheweel
Al Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha.
Qala Umm Rear
2» I have asked the Adviser to the Bahrain Govern
ment if he can confirm that these are the only places
and he has stated that at such short notice he is unable
to do so, I think it advisable to point out here that
the Bahrain Government did make an application to us to
be given time to prepare their case before any adjudi
cation was made by His Majesty^s Government with regard
to the ownership of the Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. area,
3. I enclose aerial photographs of the wells and
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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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