'File 26/185 V (F 96) Shaikh of Mohammerah' [3r] (11/472)
The record is made up of 1 volume (233 folios). It was created in 17 Nov 1939-16 Nov 1946. It was written in English, Arabic and Persian. 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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F oreign office, s.w.i.
Oth November, 1939.
Your Excellency will "be aware that His Majesty 1 s
Government have for some time had under consideration the
question of granting compensation to the heirs of Sheikh
Mubarak of Koweit and Sheikh Khazal of Mohammerah for the
losses suffered by the heirs since 1932 on account of
Istihlak taxation on the produce of the estates in Iraq of
these two Sheikhs, the tax-free possession of which was
guaranteed to them by His Majesty's Government in 191k*
2c In the case of the Koweiti estates His Majesty's
Government have been able to accept the figures submitted
by the present Sheikh for losses in the years 1932-3 to
1936-7 o This provides a satisfactory basis for calculating
the amount of compensation due to him and to his co-heirs<,
The method of calculation in this case has been to strike
an average of the losses in the years mentioned above
(£1,08?) and to multiply this figure by twenty, so as to
give the Sheikh and the other heirs twenty years' purchase
in respect of the future 0 The figure reached in this way
has been rounded up to £22,000o It has also been decided
that the heirs will be paid past proved losses for the
seven years since 1932o The amount actually to be paid to
them may, indeed, have to be slightly reduced owing to a
•ir Basil Newton, K.CoMoGo,
etc,, etc. , etc,,
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The volume contains correspondence pertaining to the relatives of the late Shaikh of Khuzestan, Khaz‘al Āl Ka‘bī. The correspondents include the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. at Bahrain, 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. at Kuwait, Government of India, Foreign Office, 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. , British Ambassador in Tehran, British Ambassador in Baghdad, Middle East Office at Cairo, British Consul General at Ahwaz, Vice Consul at Korramshahr, and two of Khaz‘al's sons, Abdullah [‘Abdullah bin Khaz‘al Āl Ka‘bī] and Chassib [Jāsib bin Khaz‘al Āl Ka‘bī].
The matters covered in the volume include:
- compensation to be paid to the heirs of Sheikh Ahmad of Kuwait and Sheikh Khaz‘al for taxes [ istiḥlāk ] paid on estates that they should have been exempt from;
- the intrigues and actions of Khaz‘al's sons, ‘Abdullah and Jāsib, including small-scale incursions into Khuzistan [Khūzestān] from Iraq and attempts to garner Arab and British support for their return to power in Khuzistan;
- where to settle ‘Abdullah after his return from Persia.
Folios 64-69 are letters in Arabic, signed by several of the heads of leading Arab families in the region, petitioning the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. for help against Persian oppression.
Folios 214-228 are internal office notes.
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- 1 volume (233 folios)
The volume is arranged chronologically.
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Foliation: There is an incomplete foliation sequence and a complete foliation sequence. The complete sequence, which should be used for referencing, is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. It begins on the title page, on number 1, and ends on the last folio of writing, on number 228. There are the following irregularities: folio 1 is followed by folio 1A. It should be noted that folio 67 is contained in an envelope which is attached to the verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. of folio 66, and folios 71-72 are in an envelope which is attached to the verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. of folio 70.
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