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'File 4/14 Property in Kuwait of Late Shaikh of Muhammarah (Khorramshahr)' [‎27r] (53/194)

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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I th*5t I h*=iva berai unable to write to you befo^o in
regard to the arras ani ^iinunition available at the palace of the late Shailh
Khaa&’al Khan at Kuwaiti and I beg now to offer you the *inoer© thanks of his
heirs for the great interest which you have been good ©nou^i to t Jce in the
Befora we returned to Basrah#! obtained a document from the h irs who
hai assembled «t Kuwait#agreeing that the arras and arar ujiition should be place d
at your disposal and that the same should be sold to any party or body you
consider desirable* and 1 beg to enclose for your information a oopy of the
doonmant and its translation in triplio te*
1 need hardly add that the heirs shall be extremely grateful if you
will be pleased to accord them your good offices in effecting the sal© to
Hla Highness The Tul >r of Kuwait at ouch a figure as y u may consider fair
and j st with due consideration to th© heirs.
I conclude with renewed thanks# and respectful cop Ilmen ts ,
Captain Oauray#
Political dgent#

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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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