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'File 4/14 Property in Kuwait of Late Shaikh of Muhammarah (Khorramshahr)' [‎48r] (95/194)

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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The 20th January 19S8 0
To# His Highness#
Shaikh Sir Ahr*d al-Jabir as-Sabahi , K # 0#S # I„ K*C.I p *
Mir of Kuwait and Uoporfl ®oio., ,C * * **
After due respects «d inquiriou after your august health,
i have had the honour to rooeive your telegram regarding the aumbi s ,io*
of certified copies of the powers of attorney heid by me from my eXients.members of the
family ° f y0Ur Unol9 * S1 -^ ^hsaal Khan, and I desired to pay respects to Your Highness
but could not do so,unfortunately for me.owingto indisposition. I beg of you to acoept
my exouse,and I trust to be able to oall on Your highness in the near future. I now
have the honour to forward herewith thirteen copies of the aforesaid power, of attorney,
7Z °' “ 1 •"
5, Shap:h Abdul Karitu Khan bin Shaikh Khzaal.
4* shaikh Abduilaii Khan n »
5. Shaikh \bdil Jalil Kh«n M »
6. Madam# Mansurah bint 3hailc)| Khaiaal.
T« " Has rah *♦
^ Khairiyah* M «t
rt Sarah « n
* Najmah " *
* Zahra a
tf Maratib n «
Batul Mafi Fakhive^Sultanah.widow of the deceased, on her own behalf „nH
as guardian of her minor son. Hisam-ed-Din bin shaikh Khsaal. ' f &
12 .
also submit herewith a statem^t allowing the divisloyi of the value of the
arms and ammunition amongst the partie. who are ry clients. Year Highness will note,
my clients oensist of nine of the sons and twelve of the duaghtor. and also the widow
of the deceased, who is entitled to on^.ighth ofthe total value, the ^ount due to
th*. i. . therefore. * 35.373.4.0. or Dinar, 3.496.601 . 1 would re 9 ue,t.therefore. thai
you will be pleased to order that a draft for the same may be issued on any Bank her.
or on any other that the amount. i.e.DWe 3495.601 . may be paid *, me and
t ,o necessary receipt be taken from me either in the shape of one receipt or separate
receipts on behalf of each of my I an keeping separate files fbr each.
I reiterate my deep regret at my inability to pay Your Highness w resp6ots at
present and I wuld solicit to be excused.
(Usual complimentary aiding )
(signed jHUharmad Abroad.

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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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