'File 26/185 V (F 96) Shaikh of Mohammerah' [8r] (21/472)
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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"and assigns, of any claims which, as a result of the pledgb
"given to Sheikh Khazal of Hohammerah in 1911+, the heirs of
"Sheikh Khazal have made or may make upon His Majesty 1 s
"Government in the United Kingdom for the losses which Sheikh
"Khazal or they have suffered since 1932, or which they may
"suffer in the future, "by reason of the Istihlak or any
"other tax hitherto or hereafter levied on landed property
"or agricultural production in respect of lands which they
"hold in Iraq as heirs of Sheikh Khazal".
9e As and when each heir signifies his willingness
to sign this receipt, arrangements should he made for him
to do so in return for a cheque for the amount concerned,
or, in cases where it is preferred, a letter notifying him
or her that payment will "be made into a specified hank in
Iraq, Persia or the United Kingdom.
10. As you: are aware. Sheikh Chassih has an English
wife who is living with her children in destitution in this
country. His Majesty's Government regard it as very desirable
that Sheikh Chassih should, if possible, he brought to make
provision for this family. In his case, therefore, instead
of saying that the money will he paid to him on his completion
of the discharge, you should inform him that His Majesty's
Government are prepared to pay the amount in question, hut
consider that it is his duty to make provision for his family
in the United Kingdom. They trust therefore that he will
agree to his share of the compensation being paid direct to
Mrs. Gladys Chassib. If he declines to notify his agreement
to this procedure you should report to me for further
instructions.. For your own information, His Majesty's
About this item
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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