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'File 4/14 Property in Kuwait of Late Shaikh of Muhammarah (Khorramshahr)' [‎94v] (188/194)

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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CONDITIONS.
I
1. The Company or any Telegraph Company or Government Telegraph
Administration, by whom this telegram is or would in the ordinary course of the
telegraphic service be forwarded, may decline to forward such telegram although
it has been received for that purpose ; but in such case the amouht paid for
transmission will be refunded to the sender at his request.
2. Neither the Company nor any Telegraph Company, or Government Telegraph
Administration, by whom this telegram is or would in the ordinary course of the
telegraphic service be forwarded, nor any of their respective officers or servants
shall be liable to make compensation for any loss, injury or damage arising or
resulting from non-transmission or non-delivery of the telegram, or delay, or error, '
or omission in the transmission or delivery thereof, through whatever cause such *
non-transmission, non-delivery, delay, error, or omission shall have occurred even
though occasioned by the neglect or default of such Company or Administration or
any officer or servant in their employ.
3. This telegram shall be forwarded in accordance with the provisions of the
International Telegraph Regulations and the provisions of such Regulations shall 5
be deemed to be binding between the sender and this or any Telegraph Company
or Govermnent Telegraph Administration by whom this telegram is or would
in the ordinary course of the telegraphic service be forwarded.
4. The above mentioned conditions also apply to telegrams tendered to or >
delivered by the Company by telephone, over a private line, or by any other means
whatsoever.
THE FOLLOWING DECLARATION MUST BE SIGNED FOR DEFERRED OR LETTER
TELEGRAMS
I certify this telegram is written in the language, the text is entirely
plain language, and it does not bear any meaning other than that which appears on the face of it.
Signature
....Address.
...Date.
.19..

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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)
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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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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