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'File 26/185 V (F 96) Shaikh of Mohammerah' [‎78r] (163/472)

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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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■ v^,nt on to taj/ that I would not acc<? t /nv
furtoor collective petitions or repre«ent f ;tiom , out Let tl e
Governor, whor 1 had already coreulted end .ho forturrtel/for
thea v,a6 as syrnpathetlc ae I to their . f
i i'',. ,te , al v , u '. . Ju: XA[ ' 0 zhit ic,,shaikh -atkhoor of iaeba, ar.d 0 ^
' i " i i ' " • E-i;. atrok of ( enyuhl, aatf Uiat tkav •hould'«o
-way and let txU the people know of what 1 had expl, Ine^ ti tn.m
i presented .haiku atkhoor with a walking etick which had in
aouse and told nia to use it and every tine he felt it In his
hacd to let it reralnd hin of his duty.
, , thir»k he weiit o. f . { reasonably reeseured tnd
^ pe ? ple l!i ortler 6Iid to co-operate wltn
t.i*- jov/c^n^.. i Lolct iiUBcaln tnat i- would take an earlv
oppurt.i.ity o visiting nia grandfather in Manyuhj and tnat tne
governor aight very likely come with me.
iroia the nature of tne petition 1 euepect triat
ont 0: 1 otixer ol shaikh Oiaesib'e agei.^ -till been active
-i tDarts. he photoctet of t • of 15 1. na^
^ prepareo xong ago, if vernacular typewriters existed
" L ' ie y| uat '. 1 w ould seem to nave emanated from Hasrati or Bagdad,
as it could hardly itave been prepared locally, and It 1c possible
v-nat t € .haakn t a^ent. Khan iiahadur : irza " ohamred Khan, knov r.
fcome thin.^ r i out it. At all events it bears hie signature wlt-
i.tifc.-uv txie trae copy". If isot a plain fraud therefore, it ir
presumably a copy prepared from the original which must surely
be carefully treasured by the shaikh's a^ent or tne Shaikh hlm-
sdt , or was obtained in (.vajor; Knox's time oy uie ^naXi Bahadur
when he wao . irst ansnl of the Consulate General 11 T is hi re. Ihe
covering petition has also betn typewritten in Arabic aid this
certainly could not have be^n done in Menyuhi and improlabl^ in
Abadaii. Lastly the rough translation which accompanied the
covering petition is recognised as Uie Khan ^ahedur^s style.
both my Vice Consul and 1 will continue to visit
ihese two villa^s of *usbe and i anyuhi aiid also otaer vll3ag ;es
of the district at resrular Intervale, end tne Governor ) as offered
to accompany me upon occasion.
The petty local officials, 1 slice and Aeaiyeh, at
last reail^ s^-er. to oe behaving better towards these rr b folk,
and provided tnls state of affairs continues, and the Governor
seems genuinely sincere in nls efforts to ensure It, there should
be no further trouble here. 'here are no blsr men Involved and
all cnat seems required is to instil some fecling of confidence
into the people tnemselves.
If my theories are. ^rrect *1 that it is
reasonable to assume that our alarms of the 12th and 14tn April
came i rom the same source si ipl^ to test our reactions and h.- d
we not all doneVChat we d5d, the real tnlric or an at + enpt at It
might have come very soon after. Seeing however that the ' rltlrh
authorities were not prepared to allov* action on the lines
contemplated, shaikh Thassib is now trying more lep-al lethods.
ihe Khan Bahadur prepares the papers, ariaq bin -akhak and the
^haiKh's servant Acdul .vazak collect the si'Tnatures, and Abdul
lazak posts the package and returns to re ort lo ^ naixn Chasslb.
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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)
Arrangement

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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