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'File 19/243 II (C 72) Zubarah' [‎170r] (354/444)

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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 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,
jeolitical neaident, j^uahire.
Dated 7th July receiYed 8th July 1937.
Your telegrara of 7th july . 697.
2. My telegram of lat July xo . 162 paragraph 3
\(jr^ and ray telegram of 3rd July jmo. 173 paragraph 2. i reGeive(d)
a request that Hi a Majeaty f a uovsrnment would reatrain shaikh of
j|atar from making war on people living in Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. area whom the
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Shaikh of Bahrain claimed aa hia aubjecta. ^xhia amounted to
a reiteration of ohaikh of uahrain'a claima to zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. ). i
meant to indicate clearly that an immediate reply ahould be given
to hia specific request for intervention and not on the merits
of his claima to Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. .
i auggeat that shaikh of Bahrain be told
(a) that his claima will be heard by you as represent
ing His Majesty's Government and that he should
adduce hia proof a by a date to be fixed by you.
^b] that pending a deciaion Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. must be considered
a part of Q,atar and the people living there must
obey the laws of ^,at. av but tnat tnoss persona v/ho
claim Bahrain nationality may reikurn to Bahrain
ahould they so deaire.
4, i auggeat (a) that the Shaikh of Q^tar be in
formed of \a) and \b) above and be ordered to let Biaim depart
in peace to Bahrain if they deaire ao to do. (b) that the
Shaikh of ^atar be called on to produce evidence in reouttal
of the Shaikh of Bahrain'a claima if you should consider it
nece aaary

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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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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