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'Historical Summary of Events in the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, 1928-1953: Appendices, Genealogical Tables' [‎136r] (58/142)

The record is made up of 1 volume (65 folios). It was created in c 1953. It was written in English. 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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(Paragraph 135)
Letter, dated November 1 1^38, from His Majesty's Ambassador, Bagdad, to the
Iraqi Minister for Foreign Affairs
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your note No. 14184/2440/100
of 30th October, regarding the properties in Iraq owned by the heirs of the late
Sheikh Mubarak of Koweit and the late Sheikh Khazal of Mohammerah.
2. I am glad to be able to inform Your Excellency that His Majesty's
Government in the United Kingdom have accepted the terms of your reply to the
proposals communicated by Mr. Bateman in his note No. 347 of the 8th July,
1936, to His Excellency A1 Saiyid Nuri Said, and hope that the appropriate Iraqi
authorities will now take early action to apply Land Settlement procedure to
the area in which the properties in question are situated.
I avail myself of this opportunity to express to Your Excellency the assurance
of my highest consideration.
(Paragraph 136)
Discharge Signed by the Ruler of Kuwait, dated May 1 J940
I, the undersigned on my own behalf and on behalf of all other persons
having any right or interest in the estate of the late Shaikh Mubarak of Kuwait do
hereby acknowledge the receipt of the sum of £30,694 paid to me on behalf of His
Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom, and 1 accept this payment in full
settlement and discharge, binding equally on me, my heirs and successors, and on
the other heirs and successors of Shaikh Mubarak with their heirs or successors,
of any claims which we or our heirs or successors have made or may make upon,
and of the liability of, that Government, in respect of the pledge given to Shaikh
Mubarak in 1914, to compensate us for the loss which we suffered up to and
including the year 1939, or which we or our heirs or successors may suffer there
after, by reason of the Istihlak or any other tax levied on landed property or
agricultural production in respect of lands which we hold in Iraq as heirs and
successors of Shaikh Mubarak, and in view of this payment made to me, for myself
and for the other heirs and successors, I hereby guarantee His Majesty's
Government against any liability towards the heirs and successors of Shaikh
Mubarak in respect of such taxation.
(Paragraph 137)
Letter, dated August 24 1941, from the Iraqi Minister for Foreign Affairs to His
Majesty's Ambassador, Bagdad
Your Excellency,
In referring to Your Excellency's letter No. 324 dated 29th June, 1941, I have
pleasure in stating that I am in a position to confirm the verbal assurance, made by
His Excellency Saiyid Taufiq al Suwaidi, then Minister of Foreign Affairs, that
article 1 (2) of the Law Amending Land Claims Settlement Law, No. 26 of 1941,
is intended to cover the Shaikhs of Kuweit and Muhammarah, and there is nothing
in the law to affect the arrangements agreed upon as per Mr. Bateman's letter
No. 347 dated 8th July, 1936, addressed to His Excellency the Foreign Minister
and the Minister's letter in reply dated 30th October, 1938.
I avail myself of the opportunity to renew to Your Excellency the expression
of my highest respect.
(Paragraph 164)
Form of Letter of Authority given by the Ruler of Kuwait to
United States Consuls—1951
Whereas His Brittanic Majesty has been graciously pleased to approve the
appointment of <is Consul of the United States of America at
Kuwait, with power to exercise consular functions throughout the State of
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Appendices to IOR/R/15/1/731(1). The appendices relate to the chapter on general matters, and to the chapters on Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, the Trucial States, and Muscat. Also includes genealogical tables of Ruling Families in the Gulf at the end of the volume and (separately filed) further handwritten genealogical tables.

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1 volume (65 folios)

There is a list of contents at the front of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 110 on the front cover and terminates at 176 on the last of the loose folios stored in polyester sheets. These numbers are written in pencil, are enclosed in a circle, and appear in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. The foliation sequence is a continuation of that in the main part of the document - IOR/R/15/1/731(1).

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