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'File 4/14 Property in Kuwait of Late Shaikh of Muhammarah (Khorramshahr)' [‎9r] (17/194)

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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Telephone No. 02-372
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No 2596/2/241.
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5th Novomber 1936.
On behalf of the undermentioned heirs of the late Shaikh Khzaal.from whom
I hold powers of attorney in regard to theirs shares in the deceased's
estate at Kumit # vizt-
1. Shaikh Bhasib. son of the late Shaikh Khazaal.
2. Maratib # daughter of ” w
3. Badriyah H h n
4. Mansur ah w »» n
5. Ha jar n n n
6. Zahra n t» «
7. Nasrah w M w
8. Zolaikha ff n «
9. Khairiyah n ” »
I beg to state that Shaikh Abdul Majid and Shaikh Muhammad Said,sons of the
late Snaikh Khzaal, are said to have proceeded to Kuwait,ostensibly for the
purpose of "seeing what has been left behind by their late father ". As I am
afraid lest they might cause trouble to Jeri al-Muhaisin, who is in charge of
the articles belonging to the deceased , and to Shaikh Khzaal»s widow , who
is in charge of the household effects available at Shaikh Khzaal's house
at Kuwait, I have thought it necessary to represent the fact to you and to
request,on behalf of the aforesaid heirs,that you will be good enough to
suggest to His Excellency The Ruler of Kuwait not to permit them to interfere
with anything belonging to the estate of the deceased until such time as all
the heirs of the deceased can be legally represented by duly authorized attorney
or attorneys.
I remain. Sir,
Your most obedient servant.
General Attorney for Shaikh Chasib,Maratib and six other
heirs of the late Shaikh Khzaal.
The 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. ,

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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)

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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