'File 26/185 V (F 96) Shaikh of Mohammerah' [120r] (247/472)
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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From H.M.Consul, Khorranshahr.
To H.M.Ambassador, Tehran. No.7.
Repeated ^.W.Consul-General, Ahwaz. Saving.
H.k, Consul-General) Basra. Saving.
Dated the 11th January 1946.
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Ky t e 1 egram o. 6.
' 1 ar as 1 can estimate up to last night
Abdullah's iollov/ers numbered betv/een three and four hundred
maiijly from Iraq with no appreciable local rally to him.
Yesterday afternoon mixed company of gendarmes and troops
from Khorramshahr went against him but after exchange of
few shots took up outpost positions and awaited developments,
barnang Afshar Oghlu arrived Khorramshahr yesterday evening
with 300 men and 3 guns from Ahwaz. He was too late to do
anything but reinforce outposts last night. He informed me
he had instructions from Tehran to quell disturbance at all
costs and proposed to attack Abdullah this morning. He seemed
confident he could do this with saccess. Arabs still appear
to be crossing from Iraq in support of Abdullah but generally
speaking local Arabs are still sitting on the fence and will
probably not show their hand until result of engagement
proposed for today is known, Earlier report that Abdullah
had taken Gusbah now seems doubtful. Abdullah sent me letter
last night stating in view of Persian authorities reactions
to his arrival he could not hold himself responsible for
anything that might happen in the town of Khorramsnahr,
1 replied tiiat if any action consequent on nis arrival resulted
in loss or damage to British interests I could not absolve
him from responsibility.
- BRITAIN -
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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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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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