'File 19/243 IV Zubarah' [42r] (83/322)
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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1. Date of despatch
2. List of enclosurce
S. 5 (Large)
MFP—<178 !--'.ni5T—^M-' i !»;—] 1.0.^—160,000 ParU.
His Highness Shaikh Sir Salraan bin
Hamad A1 Khalifah, K.C.I.E.,
Ruler of Bahrain.
tS ter compliments;
The Ron'ble 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. has
forv/arded to me for disposal Your Highness'
letter T T o.666/1366, dated the 2nd Jamad Thani
1366 (22n$ April, 1947).
2. J. have gone carefully into the allega
tions made in Your Tlighness's letter against
ray assistant. T find that what happened
concerning Jassim bin Mohammed was as follows;-
It was reported to my assistant: that
Your Highness had arrested a messenger who had
carried a letter from His Excellency the Shaikh
of Qatar to me and who, when arrested, v/as on
his way to this Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. to inquire about a reply
to the letter. On hearing this my 1 assistant
asked Your Highness.'s Adviser for the facts
of the matter. The Adviser confirmed- that the
messenger had been arrested. l r y assistant then
told the Adviser that 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. might
object to the arrest of a messenger to him from
the Shaikh of Qatar. The Adviser said that
Your Highness had told him that the man might
be released if the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. wished it, but he
asked my assistant to write to him about it.
My assistant made it clear that there was no
question of his insisting on the man being
released. He gave it as his opinion that -it
About this item
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)
File is arranged in chronological order, from earliest at beginning of the file to most recent at end.
- Physical characteristics
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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