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'File 26/185 V (F 96) Shaikh of Mohammerah' [‎29r] (63/472)

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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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stated in his opinion Great Britain rightly enjoyed for fair
dealing and mentioned Sir Percy Cox's letter dated the 21st
November, 1914, and went on to remind me that Shaikh Khazal
had died in Tehran probably from poisoning and that the family
property both in Irantsa* and in Iraq, was no longer under the
control of Shaikh Khazal's heirs. He then concluded by stating
that Sir Percy Cox's letter was issued under instructions
from the Government of India and he therefore appealed to them
on his own behalf and that of his family to aid them. I said
I would pass on his request to the Hon'ble the Political
Kesident in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. .
2 # On my return to Kuwait from Bahrain on the 10th of
March I was surprised to find Shaikh Chassib still here and
apparently awaiting my arrival. On the 11th of March His
Highness the Shaikh of Kuwait called to see me and in the
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course of conversation mentioned that Shaikh Ohassib had asked
his permission to go to Riyadh to ask Ibn Saud to take up his
case with the British Government and that he, the Shaikh of
Kuwait, had replied that naturally he could not object to his
going to Eiyadh but that he must first obtain Ibn Saud's
permission. Shaikh Chassib applied through Abdulla al Nafisi,
the Saudi Government agent here, for permission to pay the
visit but after some delay Abdulla al Nafisi was instructed
to enquire for what purpose Shaikh Chassib wished to visit
Riyadh and he accordingly did so. It seems that Shaikh Chassib
then again consulted the Shaikh of Kuwait and stated that he
particularly wished to see Ibn Saud as he had a document signed
by the Shaikhs and leaders of Khuzistan calling on him to
assume his fathers title and return to Khuzistan as their
Shaikh and Ruler and he wished to enlist Ibn Saud's assistance
to induce His Majesty's Government to permit him to do so.
The Shaikh of Kuwait strongly advised him to give up all idea
of going to Riyadh in person and suggested that if he thought
that it would be of any use he could always make a written
appeal/

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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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