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'File 4/14 Property in Kuwait of Late Shaikh of Muhammarah (Khorramshahr)' [‎94r] (187/194)

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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Printed In England.
Sept. 1943. (400)
Coimter No.
Lid' A .
The charge for a reply to Telegram No.
handed in at
on the 27 /L addressed to:'
having been prepaid by the Sender, this Form will be
accepted WITHIN THREE MONTHS of the date of its
issue, at any of the Company’s Branches in pay
ment, or part payment, as the case may be of an
ordinary full rate, or other class of telegram, where
admissible, to the value of_
(Signature of Issuing Officer)
Date, i Words.
The value of unused prepaid reply forms will be^
refunded to the Sender of the Original Telegram if
the form be returned to the ISSUING OFFICE within\
three months of the date of issue. If the charge for a
Reply Telegram is less than the amount deposited in
payment of the reply, the difference will be refunded
to the Sender of the original Telegram on application
within three months, providing that the amount to be
refunded is not less than one shilling and eightpence
or its equivalent.
No. of Telegram
« ^ ■.JkoEd'bT''“ „
Time. 1 Excess Charges.
Sent at
No. and Circuit,
Sent by
(Clerk's Name and Date Stamp)
Receiver’s Name,
I request that the above Telegram may be forwarded subject to the Conditions printed on the back of this form
^ by which I agree to be bound.
d Signature and Address of Sender, Telephone Ko.
(not to bi: telegraphed.)
The Declaration on the back of the form must be signed for Deferred or Letter Telegrams.
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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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