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'File 26/185 V (F 96) Shaikh of Mohammerah' [‎80r] (167/472)

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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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P e «Won from f lan Mn bhanauf, the Chief of )rl.
tribes of tanyuhl and other foXl wer-c, d Consul, Kh!
*' have Ule honour to forward to your i *cell«ncy our
hl^i esteera and devotion. ^ our
. ands of h ?e™fan C of Arablet a 11 Has suffered on the
iiandt of i ereian Officials the severest tyranny and all sorts
lL^r n ir^n a ^\\ iati0n aft6r absence of Ms estee^d
flowed'with delist. 3'' l0 ' yal frlend - hearts over-
«rriv-1 Df vou^v^t^ 0ir f6 ?*® Wfert lifted with joy on the ,
because of our bal^f t0 ^ of Arabic tan
to us Le llK for t^ a sai[2 U ftL ^ 0t ^ restore
set us f-ee ^ron thf ° f * hich > ou are "^tlng and thus
been sa fer'n^ for^t>i» T f ol dictatorship of which we have
we are oercelvlna u t ixUn J ' ears - But unfortunately
l : -hose who have drawn arms and wanted to v
gainst you enjoying the rule of our honeland! Their
persecution and 111-treatnent to us has Increased after thev
knew ol our loyalty to .is Britannic Majesty's Governnent and
?Lt ^ls 5 ««^«tv' in y0Ur vict0I - 3e6 as ^ ere quite confided
tnat nib Majesty s liovemnent deeirta to save ti.e ^r^bs.
t v *! h ? ci ^rwa^ed several petitions to your representatives
nnr. ?T T ^% CfiUee f T,ow we "Prroach your excellency requ sting
Li ^ rvei '^ n ^ natter for the fulfl. Iment of our
^ending demands and our constitution as an .Lrab nation sikllar
to those in the Arab world. We give our pledge and solemnly
promise you in the nape of the almighty God to be loyal, to
rT/^l C l if 1° 0 "' er ! ver J ,Ulin g dear to us for your slice and
H , a^* of protecting all the interests of His drita'jic
majesty s Goverment in our district as we had done in the
past and executed sll your demands quoted in the treaty between
t.ic >ovemK-.ent ot ills Majesty and our /oair the late t>haikh
Knazal•
Uur silence to the atrocitiee of thic despotic few Is
not at all inspired by fear, God forbid it, but raUier by t.
keen considera .ion t.o the interests whicn we are always rctidv
i.o ransom with everytliing near and dear to ue. x-nd now tl at
conditions have culninated, we beg for an consideration
of our Grievances lest so e ccjrrencep of wT^le'^aut outc( me
take place between ourselves and trie Persians. God forbid that
the Government of His iiritannic Mageety neglects us and not
grant our demands after all the tokens of loyalty we showed her
formerly and presently.
homage.
Accept our deep respects and sincere

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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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