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'File 4/13 Zubarah 3' [‎60r] (124/512)

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The record is made up of 1 file (254 folios). It was created in 31 Jul 1937-27 Dec 1943. 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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Office of the Mviser to
the Government, Bahrain,
Bated, Rajah 4, 1356
September 9, 1937
H, B. M’s 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,
I have received the enclosed petition from
Haj Hassan bin Mahmood Ibrahim, the owner of the
joliboat which was seized by the Ruler of Qatar,
This matter was referred to in His Highness*
letter to you dated July 1, 1937, The petitioner
requests that steps should be taken for the recovery
and restoration of his joliboat.
Adviser to the Government.

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This file contains correspondence regarding tensions between Qatar and Bahrain over the contested ownership of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. on the Qatari peninsula, as well as other issues concerning Qatar-Bahrain relations more broadly.

This correspondence includes original copies of letters (in Arabic) from Shaikh Abdullah bin Qasim Al Thani [Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī], the ruler of Qatar, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa [Shaikh Ḥamad bin ‘Īsá Āl Khalīfah], the ruler of Bahrain and his successor, Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa [Shaikh Salmān bin Ḥamad Āl Khalīfah]. These letters are primarily to Hugh Weightman, the British 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. in Bahrain and Charles Belgrave, Adviser to the Bahrain Government. They are accompanied by translations in English.

The file contains two English translations of Arabic-language press articles related to the Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. issue:

The file also contains a British Government memorandum entitled 'Note on History of Zubara and Claims of Shaikh of Bahrein to Zubara' that is followed by a simple map of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. (ff 132-134).

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1 file (254 folios)
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Foliation: The main foliation sequence commences at the front cover and terminates at the back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'File 4/13 Zubarah 3' [‎60r] (124/512), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/204, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100025601876.0x00007d> [accessed 24 January 2020]

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