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'File 5/1 XIV Kuwait Oil Company' [‎28r] (60/570)

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The record is made up of 1 file (281 folios). It was created in 23 Dec 1936-4 Oct 1939. It was written in English. 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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N Q . 1 .
Rep ort by Abdul Razzak Yusuf al JBadr on the
death of Badr Yusuf .on_30/l/37 translated by
Abdulla Mulla jSaletu
DEATH O F BADR YUSUF_0N 30-1-1937.
After finishing his duty at 2 P.M. he came to his
quarters and took two cups of Arab tea. Then he took bath and
after having taken rest for ten minutes, he again had two cups of
tea. At about 11 O’clock Arabic (about 4 P.M.)he went to play
football with his Arab friends and played for about 45 minutes
after which he felt pain in his heart. So he left the play and
sat on the petrol tin near the playground for ten minutes. Then
he walked to a small hut and lay down outside of it for ten minutes.
Afterwards he sent a boy for his brother Abdur-Razzak. When the
latter came, he found Manzoor, one of the drivers standing beside
him. Badr informed his brother that he was feeling pain in his
heart and could not walk. So his brother and three of his friends
present there carried him to his brother's hut No.16. They laid
him on the bed in the hut and his brother and Sulaiman Abdus-Salam
went to summon the Doctor who came and examined him. Afterwards
the Doctor asked his brother to take him to the Dispensary.
Accordingly his brother and friends took him there in the touring
car and the Doctor gave him medicine in a small glass, but when
his brother poured it in his mouth, he vomitted it at once, after
which he got a little rest. Then the Doctor brought medicine
for smelling. When it was taken near his nose he suddenly became
unconscious, and his hands and feet shrinked and stopped talking.
After 5 minutes, the Doctor gave him same medicine and after
2 minutes an injection in his muscle of forearm was given. After
15 minutes he died.

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This file contains correspondence and documentation relating to the initiation of oil operations in Kuwait by the Kuwait Oil Company. The majority of the papers relate to operational matters from workers contracts, buoying and navigation, to plans for the construction of refineries.

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1 file (281 folios)

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the file.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 283; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located at the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

Additional foliation sequences are present in parallel between ff 6-278; these numbers are also written in pencil but, where circled, are crossed through.

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'File 5/1 XIV Kuwait Oil Company' [‎28r] (60/570), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/5/249, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 15 July 2024]

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