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'File 53/75 (D 156) Shaikh Khazal's Claim against Kuwaiti Merchants' [‎13r] (34/140)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (65 folios). It was created in 26 Apr 1930-20 Aug 1931. 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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ffo# /^7 of 1930.
British Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. & ucrisulate-G-onerul,
Bushire, tne August 1930.
The Die t-UcicnGl H.V.Biooce,
Politioal Hosidont in the Persian
The foreign icoretary toe Gcvernaent of Xadia,
^ X 15 L A«
X have the honour to state that the Sh<aikn ot
Kchammerah r ntiy acnt an a^eut to Kuwait to ocilcct
debts due to him by Kuwaiti meroh nts. ^is Excellency
the Shaikh of Kuwait who is on toi'ms of intimate friend-
suiij with the Shaikh or -oliaxamerah rrna/-rrd every assis
tance to the lattar's •^ent and X understand that o n-
siler'hle s^ans v/ere recovered in cash. On account,
however, oi* tlie acute economic depreosi n now prevailing
in Kuw it ourc^ajthB slunp in the pearl market and the
blockade imposed by -bn oaud, mny of the Kuwaiti mer
chants 7 /hile admitting their liabilities were unaule to
iseot them and offered to surrender h; use property in
Kuwait in lieu oX' cash. i'he Shaikh of oohaim /ierah al
ready owns many houses in Kuwait and two large personal
residences purchased at a time when he was a ruling
Shaikh and enj yed practically independent powers*. His
poslti n, however, is no?/ changed; he is virtually a
prisoner in t he hands of the Persians while his health
is exceedingly oad. If these Kuwaiti subjects are
allowed to transfer more house property to the Shaikh
of Mohammer ah he will certainly be the largest owner
cf property in the town of Kuwait# The Shaikh of Kuwait

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This file contains correspondence between British officials regarding debts owed by a number of Kuwaiti merchants to Shaikh Khaz‘al bin Jābir al-Ka‘bī, the former ruler of Mohammerah [Khorramshahr].

The file also contains correspondence between British officials and the ruler of Kuwait, Shaikh Aḥmad al-Jābir Āl Ṣabāḥ and Mirza Mohammad, Khaz'al's agent in Basra which discusses this issue.

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1 volume (65 folios)

File is arranged in chronological order, from earliest at beginning of the file to most recent at end.

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Condition: A bound correspondence volume.

Foliation: The file's foliation sequence commences at the title page and terminates at the last folio; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and can be found 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.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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