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'File 4/14 Property in Kuwait of Late Shaikh of Muhammarah (Khorramshahr)' [‎53r] (105/194)

The record is made up of 1 file (95 folios). It was created in 14 Jul 1936-12 Oct 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .


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Telephone No. 02*372

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No 235/3/282P.
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^Scidict/i, 25th January 1938.
1 beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letters Nos 0306 & 307 of
the 2 7th and 28th December last, and to thank you for the same.
His Highness The Amir telegraphed to me on the 16th instant suggesting
that l may forward to him copies of the powers of attorney held by me from those
heirs of the late Shaikh Sir Khazaal who are represented by me,duly certified by the
Notary Public of Basrah and the Political Agenqy at Kuwait,but as was indisposed and
unable to visit Kuwait,I caused the copies to be duly certified by the Notary Public
and by H.B.M»s Consul,Basrah,and forwarded them to His Highess with a covering
le^oer by registered post today . I beg to enclose a copy of ny letter to His Highness
and its aiclosure for your perusal.
X orust that; "the action taken by me in the matter will meet with your
approval and than of His Highness, and that I will receive a draft for the shares
of my clients so that I may issue the necessary receipt or receipts for the same,
I conclude with best thanks and an expression of my high esteem.
Captain G.S#deGauray,
Political Agtnt,

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This file contains correspondence regarding property in Kuwait that was previously owned by the late Shaikh Khaz'al bin Jābir al-Ka‘bī, the former ruler of Mohammerah [Khorramshahr]. In addition to the property itself, the belongings inside it are also discussed including a large number of rifles and ammunition.

The correspondence is mainly between British officials, primarily those of the Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. in Kuwait and the Political Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in Bushire. However, the file also contains a limited amount of correspondence with the Ruler of Kuwait, Shaikh Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, a Basra-based lawyer who represented Shaikh Khaz'al's heirs named Muhammad Ahmad and the heirs themselves. Much of this correspondence is in Arabic accompanied by translations in English.

On folio 88, the file contains a blueprint plan of Shaikh Khaz'als property (or 'palace') in Kuwait.

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1 file (95 folios)

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 97; 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. Two additional foliation sequences are present in parallel; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled. One of the additional foliation sequences is written in red pencil between ff 15-29.

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