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'File 26/185 V (F 96) Shaikh of Mohammerah' [‎154r] (315/472)

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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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Tro-nblation ol letter dated 11.4.46 from Abdulla ..W
al Kliazo-al, fvu^ait, to h.!>,I»i'& Gon&ul-(}eneral 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. .
Through H.M's 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. , Kuwait.
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After offering great re&pects,
In continuation of uany communications with the
authorities of your Great Government, and having not
received any satisfactory reply or any fruitful result, I
was obliged to submit this letter to Your Excellency, ex
plaining clearly and briefly what I have to say.
^our Excellency. I arid my family have been suffe
ring f01 a/any years, various injustices and oppressions,
the humiliating and .vron^iui. effects of which we have borne
patiently; and we hqve been driven away and pursued; and
we have lost many chances of recovering what was forcibly
ta-ien away from us. In addition to all this, we were
prepared to shake hands with the Iranian authorities and
co-operate with them, according to the wishes of your (ireat
Government to whom, we are bound with promises and covenants,
while all our equals, either loyal or disloyal to you, '
have seized that opportunity without giving a damn for any
one and regained by sword what was forcibly taken from, them
and they have become semi-independent in their territories
where their influance runs, having se^f government, in spite
of the existance of the government authority in those
territories. But we, who consider ourselves more deser
ving from all points of view, whether elemental or other
wise, are still living in hopes and imaginations; testing
the bitterness of material and mental humilation.
As we are not in a position to remind or to censure,
but we are in a position of declaring the facts, thus I
am bothering you with this letter saying:-
Things have reached a cli ax and the noose is being
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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.

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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