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'File 4/14 Property in Kuwait of Late Shaikh of Muhammarah (Khorramshahr)' [‎83r] (165/194)

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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Toj - 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. - Xu^it (2)%/
D.C # R # E. Ku^vait. v
Copy to:- 40 Ind Inf ode,
h. A. D. Hi rings (I r aq }
No. 328/Jfeg,
Hiring Office.
Basrah, £f/3/45.
Ref. X.Q. 1 of C letter No. 200/46/0 dated. 18 Apr 42.
I have had the visit of Mr. Gurchi representing himself as
the agent of Ahned Mohd al (rhanam of Kuwait, who inronnod me that
SheikH IQiazal* a Prilace which liad apparently been placed free at
our disposal by his heir Sheikh Jassib - building at present
occupisd by the D.C.R.B. had been bought two or three jnonths a^o
by Ahmed Mohd el Ghanim.
The ner CTOier is desirous of obtaining possession of his
property and proposes to offer alternative accornmodation.
As thin property has been offered free of rent to the British
Forces the Area Camander is anxious that every effort should be
made to give satisfaction to the owner.
Will you therefore kindly contact Aimed Mohd al Ghanim and in
conjunction with the D.C.R.B. inspect the alternative acccnmoda-
tion offered end report on the possibility of his move there.
.. There appears to be no record in this office of the occupa
tion of this building. —w-
It is essential that all hirings should be dealt with by
this office and I would be g&ateful for infomation if any other
property, is occupied in Kuwait, either land cr building ox which
oms office has at present no Knowledge.
The tann hiring^conprisas all W.D. holdings whether rent is *
paid or not including Government Property and the Amy Hirings
office acts for the three services and Allied nations.
The only exception to this is permanent R.A.F. and Naval
For information the only hiring in Kuwait on sSr records is*-
The R.A.F. Hospital Accccmadation rented fren Thaniyan bin
Thanivan al Ghanim.

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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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