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'File 19/243 IV Zubarah' [‎41r] (81/322)

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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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THE AGENCY An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company.
BAHRAIN
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D.O. No.G/547.
The 5th of May, 1947
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I am sorry to have to refer to you again in the
matter of the current round of the v/retched Bahrain-Qatar
dispute; but I have found it impossible zo deal with the f j ^
subject of your demi-official letter r T o.767-S, dated the
30th April separately from that of your demi-official letter
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No.SOO-S dated the 2nd Kay, 1947. It is not possible, as I
see, for me to continue, as amiably as I am able to, to
mediate regarding the ar-Rumaih and, at the same time, to
adopt the right attitude of hurt resentment towards the Shaikh
because of his behaviour in the same case. J have, therefore,-
drafted one letter to the Shaikh dealing with the subject of
both your demi-official letters. J hope it is self-explanatory
and should be grateful for your approval to my issuing it.

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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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'File 19/243 IV Zubarah' [‎41r] (81/322), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/372, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023636219.0x000052> [accessed 16 October 2019]

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