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'File 26/185 V (F 96) Shaikh of Mohammerah' [‎85r] (177/472)

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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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r,nclQfc are to — r i tsri Jone lilete jKhorraushahr'£ l^+ter
Ko.25-T dated ^tii June 1-942 to H.M's Minister, Tehran.
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translation of a photostatic letter from Col.Knox. H.k's
^onsal-aenersl, ^ushi re, to ohaikh Khazal ^han, the shaikh
01 iv.on&r.imerah. (dated 29th years i.e .I9i3)
After Cornplinents.
^ pence to rn^ previous correspondence
in regard to the war between the Great Britain and Othnan
co vertiTien 1 nave now been directed by His Majesty's Gov-
-ernnat to request that you nay kindly with the help and"
assistance of our Hon'ble friends, H.k.Mubarak bin Lebah,
t^e aovernor oi -await and Anir Abdul Aziz iDn baud, thp
rtuler of nejd attack on Basra and release it fron the hand
01 Otnnjan government. Should you all unable to do this
you nay ask for the assistance of other reliable Tribes
le;?...er jast to prevent the arrival of a single sould of
othnan rorce in Basra or Gumah pending trie arrival of our
•p 81 ' 6 0r - tne i r way lri a short tlrae - 1 nay mention
' ^ , ' 0 01 our jJ ' en of viar v/ill be ready in Basra before
yoar 1 jrces reach there. You are requested to release the
city of ^Basra and the inhabitants from the hands of the
Othrnan ^o \/erninent, out it is requested that warnincrs should
oe gi sen to your force not to loot the property of iirjti'sh
subjects in Basra and its district and to safeguard Lhe
interests of all Europeans at that place. *e will assure
you that when we get the opportunity of taking Basra in our
posi-t^siDn w: th your help, we v;i 11 never return to Othmanis.
x am rec ted to inform you that all action action by you
will oe app recited by Hje Majesty's Government and a" reward
ior tnis will he t .iat v ;e w'll be ready to afford our assis-
-tance ?n all the matter concerned you and the -trcian Gov-
-eminent in regard to the lands under your .'.u!' r rshii' and
your property in Persia; further that ve should save you
m any '^ay o^ + he ^rders of the Persian Government ir your
case and of any attack by other rations end v/e shall for
ever safeguard your interest and-Governorship. You are
-Scire.: . nat t.l "S attitude o ^ h 'is iviajesty's Government will
never be changed but will remain in force for you and the
rest of your family in accordance with your treaty with His
Majesty's Government that you should act upon the" consultation
with re representative of His ..ic^eLty'L Government even in
the appointment of the Governor or governors of Mohammerah.
In regard to the attitude of the Persian Government towards
you, they agree that you should remain as the Ruler of this
place and to have your palm trees in rersian as well as in
Shatt-e]-Arab (Othman territory) without payment of any tax
etc.as they realise your friendship with His Majesty's
Government and have trust on you.
Please accept the assurance of my high con-
-si derati on.
sd/- KKOX
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. and H.^'s Consul-General
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. , Bushire.

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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.

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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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