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'File 26/185 V (F 96) Shaikh of Mohammerah' [‎74r] (155/472)

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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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OonfIdentlal . 0.32-B of 1942.
British Hesidency k ^oneulate-General,
Bushire, "Uie 26ih Ma„ 1942»
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Sir, ^
I have the honour to state that on the 18th ay I
reoeived in one cover through the ordinary Persian posu two
identical applications from the ^rat ahaikhb of Khuisistan
asking that they should be freed from Persian rule. 1 forwara
4U'
herewith a translation of the applications and & li«t/ol
aignatories. It will be 6e«n th t the applioatione end with
a tlireatening note. *, 1-<
2. The ampliations hav« preaumahly been addressed to me
heoauae of the promises made to Shaikh Khasal hy ny predecessor
in office in 1914. They were in fact accompanied by a photo-
graphic copy of a copy of the letter written by Jolonel Knox
shortly after the outbreak of war with Turkey in 1914 convey-
ing those promises*
3. Thin xiesidency is no longer directly concerned with
the Arabs of Khuzistan and I do not therefore propose to
acknowledge the applications in any way unless you wish me
to do so. ^
4. I am sending a copy of this letter and its enclosures
to the Government of India, His Majesty's ..mbaesador, Baghdad,
the General Officer Commanding in Ghief, Tenth Army, and His
Majesty's Consul, KhorramshaiiX •
I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your most obedient,
hurah le s6r vant,
C ic
tolitical 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. .
His Majesty's Minister,
British Legation,
Tehran. f f-l-Uo 1411 *

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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.

Physical characteristics

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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