'File 26/185 V (F 96) Shaikh of Mohammerah' [129r] (265/472)
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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FROti TEHRAN TO P0REI6IJ OPFTCK
Sir R. Bullard d, 11,50 a.m. January 15th,
NOi-Ol Ro 12,40 p.m c January 15th, 1946.
January 15th, 1946.
Repeated to Bagdad
Government of India,
. b h b h
Hy telegram No, 14 January 11th addressed to Bagdad.
Thanks to prompt action by General Officer Commanding
(and to the fact that where the Allied troops are British
the Persian authorities are not hampered in defence of their
national interests) Abdullah and the perhaps 300 or iOO
Arabs who followed him from Iraq were easily dislodged and
on December 12th His Majesty's Consul at Hohammerah reported
situation was virtually back to normal c
2 # Incident gave rise to wildest ravings in Tehran where
it was reported "on good authority" that there had been an
Arab rebellion in Khuzistan on a large scale and that Arabs
had captured Ahwaz, Deduction was made by some that British
had brought about rebellion as a warning that they could
play Russian game if they wished and when affair was already
over journal de Tehran had an article in which the incident was
represented as pretty much of equal weight as the troubles
in the North, '.Fortunately it was able to give British
journalists correct information and to explain the background.
For years the heirs of Sheik Khazal have been trying to
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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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