The file contains correspondence relating to the notification and registration of the deaths of two individuals, and arrangements for the disposal of their property and possessions. The first case discussed is that of Jose Pedro d’Souza, a Portuguese Goan, who died during a visit to Persia in 1925, whilst employed as a cook by the Political Agent, Kuwait. This correspondence includes an enquiry by his employer into the circumstances of his death, the arrangements for his Christian burial in Persia, and the despatch of money and possessions to his widow in Goa. The second case concerns the death of Haji bin Muhenna Hasawi, an owner of property who died in Bahrain in 1930 and who had appointed his son, resident in Kuwait, as executor of his will. The main correspondents are Major James Carmichale More and his successor Lieutenant Colonel Harold Richard Patrick Dickson as Political Agent, Kuwait, and Mr W G Huxley, Superintendent, Indo-European Telegraph Department, Persian Section, Shiraz. The correspondence includes a letter in Portuguese from the Political Agent, Kuwait to the widow of Jose Pedro d’Souza, living in Goa, in 1925. There is also an exchange of letters in Arabic between the Political Agent, Kuwait and Shaikh Ahmad al-Jabir as-Subah [Āl Ṣabāḥ, Shaikh Aḥmad al-Jābir] the Ruler of Kuwait, in 1930.
1 file (54 folios)
File papers are arranged in approximate chronological order.
Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 56; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto side of each folio. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 3-53; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.