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'File 26/185 V (F 96) Shaikh of Mohammerah' [‎148r] (303/472)

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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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I I 4 . of dated the 10th MaroJi. 1946 fron ^
^bdulxah hha^al, Pluwait to the Political a^ent, i:uv ;ait.
After Compliments,
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" x 'r ■ ^ 0 return to my native ecu try end i. ^irth-
■place, i.e. Lhuzistan, so that I may be able to live among my
relatives and my people. b J
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espected Government and the interests of your Great
government a nd assure you(as 1 .had assiired the Goverhment author
ities on return to my homeland) that I will co-operate with the
Koyernment and will^do my utmost to work faithfully with those

u be at Ohc. disposal of your Government Of:icurs,
p r S u a: V al - - a - e ^ e: &^, the ;reat Reformer, the To^en
, oi ^ rC, ^» tne ^nalicn AbdulJcsriia az ^anjani, is my guarantor v/ith
regard to my future actions and sayings. 'I therefore request,
Vv before my present d^llouaa becomes irremediable) that you will
^ tu.ke an interest in my case and save me from this parlous
a situation. I wish to add that I have already submitted a letter
^ to the Prime Minister of the Iranian Government and explained to
r L i: L w ^ wa3 ill-treated by the Officer-in-Jharge of the gerrison,
- returned to v ^" hoi.eland, ar 1 asked Ills Zxccllancy to hel j
me and be kind to me. I also wrote a letter to !,!r. Jrott, His
Majesty♦ s ^onsul-Gener^ 1, Ahwaz, and another letter to the
Manager of the Anglo-Irani an Oil Company, Abadan, in this
gconnection.
Awaiting your kind reply, I beg to remain etc.

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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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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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