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'File 4/14 Property in Kuwait of Late Shaikh of Muhammarah (Khorramshahr)' [‎6r] (11/194)

The record is made up of 1 file (95 folios). It was created in 14 Jul 1936-12 Oct 1943. It was written in English and Arabic. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA.
Department.
EXPRESS LETTER
us 18 an ORIGINAL MESSAGE, sent bijpost to save teleqraphic
expense and undue use of the wires, but intended to be treated on
) cceipt, with the sanie expedition as if it had been telegraphed. To
save time and formalities it is worded and signed as if it hadbeen
so despatched.]
From:- 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*
To 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. , BusKire.
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^o-C-253. miAlT Datedthe 29 th JptXy 1936*
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Late Shai&h of liohaiamerah t s property in Kuwait*
Reference your telegram Ho*533 of the I5th July and
other relevant correspondence.
2 . I have made the enquiries requested* There is a large
number of old arms, the property of the late bhaikh of Mohamzaerah,
in the Shaikh of Mohammerah*s Palace here said to be packed in cases,
listed and under seal in charge of the negro caretaker, one Jerry
Muhaisan*
3. The Shaikh of Kuwait did not seem to have any objections
to the Iraq Government getting hold of them but he would of course
have to prevent than if it came to his knowledge that they were
doing so illegally.
4* Naturally if the caretaker here were faced by the two sons
mentioned, wishing to remove part of the family property and without
the full legal authority applicable in such a case from the family
lawyer and agent he would apply to the Shaikh of Kuwait for
assistance in preventing removal.

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This file contains correspondence regarding property in Kuwait that was previously owned by the late Shaikh Khaz'al bin Jābir al-Ka‘bī, the former ruler of Mohammerah [Khorramshahr]. In addition to the property itself, the belongings inside it are also discussed including a large number of rifles and ammunition.

The correspondence is mainly between British officials, primarily those of the Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. in Kuwait and the Political Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in Bushire. However, the file also contains a limited amount of correspondence with the Ruler of Kuwait, Shaikh Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, a Basra-based lawyer who represented Shaikh Khaz'al's heirs named Muhammad Ahmad and the heirs themselves. Much of this correspondence is in Arabic accompanied by translations in English.

On folio 88, the file contains a blueprint plan of Shaikh Khaz'als property (or 'palace') in Kuwait.

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1 file (95 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 97; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. Two additional foliation sequences are present in parallel; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled. One of the additional foliation sequences is written in red pencil between ff 15-29.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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