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'File 26/185 V (F 96) Shaikh of Mohammerah' [‎97r] (201/472)

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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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My Loxxi f
British Embassy
Tehran,
30th June, 1944.
letter addpeLiS'to 1 ™ m'tto ' SSW. 0 ' '
of tto lete Sheikh WeirJ 1 ^
I Cha8aib do «f not refer specifically to the
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that ^to , Briti^ i GoY0r^^ a ur V ^ 8 ^ ep ^ ^ Accurate stateme
i^p-a^ane« nf fha .-"S 01 ? 0 ? 11 ^ ®iaranteed the internal
late^Sheikii Khagt*^?^ « ^ &n ^ promised to support the
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of Ma^erLi Iftqq iqi Q- Ween - G ?y® rnn5 ® nt ^ the Sheikh
arw rnt^r. thl* *2 * pnnted at Calcutta in 1919, and it seems at
tiS ff++ ° ur ? 0U8 , t { iat there is no mention of Colonel Knox* letter in
the l et ter aigped by Sir ftrcy Cox, addressed to the Stoikh on the list
Tuf^* a ^ e ? "eeks after Colonel Knox appears to haTe
iritten. ihe Knox document certainly does allude to the continuancl of
the assurance^ to the male heirs of the late Sheikh, without ariv
ffis^je^s^e^^^ 011 0f ■ aUCCe830r8 With lbB approTal of
^ therefore r be grateful to be info]
document alleged to have,been signed oy Colonel Knox is
not. arri if -• i.-^ x
informed whether the
iotr«a u ■saj.-.-rpr.SibKT: artifSd'oSTtSriSSftCid
uri+fe S 1 " 8 ^ observations which the GoTernment of India
^derX ??! ^? t5° T i L^/ 3eriding • a c ?py of tbi8 despatch
J June,1944)/concerning the two documents
e ^ on the negotiations between the
^^^ersian Government and Sheikn Chassib which are now in progress,
I have the honour to be,
/v t ^ord.
/ Xour Lordship^ most obedient, humble servant,
I
sd:
His Excellency,Fieldmarshal
|be Viscount iwell.G*G.B.,C*M.G*.M.G. f
'iceroy &. Grovernor-General,
H < y. ^'
Basra,Iraq,June 11.'441
His Excellency ■
H»fi»Mjhnba83aaor 9
Tehran. Tr,n.
Excellency,^
I have the honour to report that the family of Sheikh
Khazal has been and still are loyal to British Grovemment, There is
59 one «ho can deny this loyalty of this family. Modern history in
dicates a word in Ihis regard for the excellent services done during
the last larld war by the late father of this family, which cannot
be enumerated. He died with full enthusiasm and love to his ally
Great Britain, his offsprings as well have the same loyalty ana
love in their hearts. J J
It appears that circumtances hawe not been in favour of
this family in order to enable them to manifest theit loyalty, but
on the other hand they can see no reason why they should be encountere
with such stiffness and lack of facilities by the British Government
officials. Furthermore, they have a pact which includes the following:
The British Government undertakes ana guarantees our internal indepe-
ndtnce in Arabistan and at the same time undertakes not to toueh our
properties amd lands, that are in Iran with any misueage or/
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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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