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'File 26/185 V (F 96) Shaikh of Mohammerah' [‎28r] (61/472)

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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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Visit of Shaikh Ohassrb "bin Khazal to
Kuwait, March, 1942.
I
Shaiich Ohassi"b arrived here on the 3rd of March and
called to see me on the morning of the 4th of March. He
informed me that the Iranian Grovemment had "by means of a
notification published three and a half months ago in Iranian
newspapers called for claims to property sequestered "by the
late Shah. These claims were to "be lodged within six months
of the date of publication of the notification, and Shaikh
Chassis and eight other heirs, there are I believe twenty
nine heirs in all consisting of fourteen sons thirteen
daughters and two nephews of Shaikh Khazal, had telegraphed
claims to the Iranian G-overnment prior to the issue of the
notification whereupon Shaikh Chassib was instructed by that
Government to lodge his claim to the Finance Minister aoi
I am informed that this has been done. I understand also
that some of Shaikh Ohassib sisters who were in Tehran when
the ex-Shah abdicated lodged a claim immediately.
Shaikh Chassib is more than doubtful of his family's
claim succeeding unless His Majesty's Government will press
the Iranian Government to make what restitution is practicably
possible to the descendents of a man who was not treated by
them and others with that consideration to which he was
undoubtedly entitled. He stated that he had approached
His Majesty's Ambassador in Baghdad, His Majesty's Consul^and
various members of the C.I.0.1, but from each he had received
a non-committal reply. He had asked permission to enter Iran
personally to press his claims in Tehran but he had received
no reply from the British Embassy in Baghdad. He approached
the Iranian Consul in Basra and asked for a visa but was
informed that he could not enter Iran unless he first surren
dered his Iraq, passport and applied for an Iranian one.
Shaikh Chassib drew my attention to the reputation which he
stated/

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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)
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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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English, Arabic and Persian in Latin and Arabic script
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