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'File 19/243 IV Zubarah' [‎13r] (25/322)

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The record is made up of 1 file (161 folios). It was created in 14 Dec 1946-28 Aug 1948. 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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41* On the 2nd December Saleh al Mana', the Shaikh
of Qatar*s secretary, informed 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. that
the Shaikh of Qatar was willing to withdraw the guards.
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. replied that the Shaikh of Qatar should
do so and inform him when this had been done. (Vide Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company.
printed Letter No.c/1917 dated the 24th December, 1944).
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42. On the 10th December, 1944, the Shaikh of Bahrain
wrote to the shaikh of Qatar that, in view of the recent
agreement, he considered the situation to be r, as it was
before the dispute took place". The Shaikh of Qatar replied
that he would be governed by the terms of the Agreement
under reference. (Vide Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. P.L. No.0/1789 dated the •
18th December, 1944). The messenger of the Shaikh of
Bahrain who carried his letter to Qatar also discussed
the possible return of the arms taken from the Nairn.
The Shaikh of Qatar is reported to have said that he was
agreeable to return them if the shaikh of Bahrain would
make a written request. He also informed the messenger
that under the 1916 Treaty with His Majesty's Government
he could not alienate any part of Qatar and was, therefore,
unable to recognise the Al Khalifah claim to Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. .
(Vide Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. letter No.c/1916 dated the 20th December 1944).
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43. On the 13th January, 1946, the Shaikh of Bahrain
asked 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. to inform the Shaikh of Qatar
that His Majesty^ Government had no objection to his
negotiating direct for the removal of the guards. 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. thereupon suggested to the political
Resident that he should express a hope that the Shaikh
of Qatar had by now removed the guards, and should add
that any outstanding questions should be dealt with direct
by the two Shaikhs. 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. agreed and
left it to the political Agents discretion to advise the
Shaikh of Bahrain verbally that discussion should be con
fined to the specific question of the withdrawal of the
guards (vide Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. telegram No.113 dated 16.1.1946).
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44. on the 22nd January, 1946, 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.
wrote to the Shaikh of Qatar and replied to Shaikh Salman
that the Shaikh of Qatar had been informed "that there is
no objection to discussing the question of the Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha.
guards directly with Your Highness".
46. On the 24th January, 1946, the Shaikh of Bahrain
wrote to the Shaikh of Qatar saying that in the past the
Shaikh of Qatar had neither a fort nor a garrison "in my
country Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. ", and asked him to restore the situation
to its former state and also to return the arms taken from
the Nairn. ( Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. Endorsement no.c /168 dated 3 .2. *46). s v i
On the 30th January the Shaikh of Qatar replied that he
was surprised to see the Shaikh of Bahrain speaking of
Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. as his country which "as everybody knows it is
an Inseparable part of Qatar", and that if he wanted the
arms back "in the form of a request, that is a separate
question". On the 1st February, 1946, the Shaikh of Qatar
replied 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. 's letter that he had with
drawn the guards and there were now only some two or three
caretakers left in the fort. The Shaikh of Bahrain there
upon wrote 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. saying that Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. had
belonged to the Al Khalifah up to the 1937 dispute, and
that "all the people of the Gulf know that Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. is one
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This file contains correspondence about on-going tensions between Bahrain and Qatar regarding the ownership of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. after the Al Khalifa and Al Thani families had signed an agreement (mediated by the British) in 1944. The correspondence discusses disagreements between Bahrain and Qatar concerning their interpretation of the wording of the 1944 agreement and also the emigration of the Al Bu Rumaih tribe from Bahrain to Qatar (without permission of the ruler of Bahrain, Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa).

On folios 8-4, the file contains a summary of all the key events related to the dispute over Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. from 1766 until 1946.

A small sketch map of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. and the surrounding area is contained on folio 117.

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1 file (161 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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Formerly a correspondence file bound with treasury tags, the file's pages have been unbound and are now loose.

There are three incomplete foliation sequences and one complete foliation sequence. The complete sequence is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of each folio. It begins on the front cover, on number 1, and runs through to 161, ending on the inside of the back cover of the file.

f.117 is stored in an envelope (f.116).

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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