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'File 4/14 Property in Kuwait of Late Shaikh of Muhammarah (Khorramshahr)' [‎62r] (123/194)

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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M ain Storaj^e Tank ;
gallons, 4 sections each 13 * x 12* x 8', Xaorx*-
Each section to have a rectangulai* isanhole in the roof, as shown —
Pilling by hose through manholes.
Delivery by suction hose through manholes.
Cleaning by hand through manholes.
Pumping to Service Tank on roof of building :
Allow 50 ft head and 10 ft suction.
s Electrical purqp preferable but hand lift and force pump could be used.
Pipe and fittings required:
Delivery :
Line, ij" or 2 n dia galvanised water pipe with fittings
screwed to suit.
100* run galvanised water pipe screwed and coupled.
1 pair flanges and bolts, or coupling to fit pump delivery
and delivery line.
4 screwed anot collared bends.
1 screwed Tee.
1 screwed Valve.
1 screwed Plug.
2 spare screwed collars.
Hoof tank and services;
1 wooden tank 1,200 gallons. Size of delivery fittings stated
The following are the requirements of pipes and fittings to supply
water to three sinks and one faucet in court-yard vide drawings, all imst be
supplied as Oil Company has none available for sale.
20 staples for fastening pipes to walls.
Drains from sinks to outside of buildin g;
Pipes and fittings required.
80* run l-Jf" galv water pipe screwed & collared.
5 - li* screwed A collared bends.
2 - n unions.
3 - pairs 1 Screwed flanges with bolts.
The Kuwait Oil Company will carry out the work if required, provided material
is supplied.
The town electrical simply is 220 Volts D.G., the house is not at present
connected to it. The occupier is recommended to supply own lighting set but
if this is not available the house could be connected to town supply.
10 I ;] .suJ
cnq a is
fl O* *• ^
X a position for pump
1 - Suction hose with foot valve and strainer fitted with
coupling to pump. Length, say, 20 ft.
as 1^** or 1 M , latter preferable as Oil Company has no stocks and dies for
400 ft run galv water pipe, screwed A collared.
12 spare collars for above.
1 pair screwed flanges with bolts.
1 screwed valve.
7 * unions.
1 * A collared bend.
15 * elbows.
3 " Tees.
4 M taps (faucets) for sinks.
3 " nipples 6" long.

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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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