'File 19/243 III (C 95) Zubarah' [37r] (84/462)
The record is made up of 1 volume (231 folios). It was created in 21 Jul 1937-14 Nov 1946. 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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D.O. No.T/64-4 /13.
10th August 1937.
Many thanks for your letter of the 6th August,
and the information regarding the Shaikh of Qatar*s
forces* I am sorry that there was so much delay
in bringing Nasir bin Qassim over. It would have been
silly to think for one moment that His Highness would
contemplate asking us to refuse medical facilities
for that is what it would have amounted to. I look
on this as an opportunity for an effort to bring about
a better understanding between Qatar and Bahrain.
The present state of affairs is unfortunate and we
must do all we can to improve the relations between
the two states.
2# I am surprised at the numbers of the naim
^ho have come over. I am af aid it is ^roing to be a
big problem and a very expensive pleasure to His Hiphness.
3. Do please let me know more about the
Bahama meetings. This is the first that I have
been told about any unrest among the Bahama. *hen
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This file contains correspondence regarding the situation after hostilities that occurred between the Al Naim tribe (supported by Bahrain) and Qatar in Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. in June and July 1937.
The correspondence covers the period immediately following the events and continues for several years until 1946. It contains details of British mediation efforts between the two sides and also includes the text (in English and Arabic) of a reconciliation agreement between the two sides from 1944.
The file also contains a translation of an Arabic-language letter published in the Cairo publication 'Rabitat Al Arabieh' (f. 25). The letter is from a Bahraini and argues that the British had sided with Qatar in the conflict regarding Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. as they were afraid that if under Bahraini control, the concession for oil deposits near the town would be given to an American (as opposed to British) oil company as had been done in Bahrain.
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- 1 volume (231 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 volume. There are two 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 title page, on number 1, and runs through to 224, ending on the inside of the back cover of the volume. Anomalies: f.1A; f.126A; f.126B; f.141A; f.141B.
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