‘Vol 204 1855/56 Slave Trade; Bahrain, Arabian Coast and Muscat; Accounts and General’ [i-v] (9/404)
The record is made up of 1 volume, 69 items (193 folios). It was created in 13 Jan 1855-31 Jul 1856. 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.
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The volume comprises correspondence exchanged between the Resident in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. (Captain Arnold Burrowes Kemball until August 1855, Lieutenant Herbert Disbrowe in the capacity as Assistant Resident in Charge between August and September 1855, and Commander James Felix Jones from September 1855) and Henry Lacon Anderson, Secretary to the Government of Bombay.
Correspondence included in each of the volume’s subjects cover the following topics:
- Slave trade (folios 2-37): chiefly, the Resident’s explanation of contrasting successes in the suppression of the slave trade on the Arab and Persian coasts of the Gulf; protection offered to Indian naval crew members who were previously enslaved;
- Bahrain (folios 39-68): relations between the Shaikh of Bahrain, his estranged relatives at Dammām, and Fayṣal ibn Turki Āl Sa‘ūd; incidents of maritime piracy;
- Arabian coast and Muscat (folios 70-168): reports of acts of maritime piracy and plunder; compensation for acts of piracy and plunder; the abdication of Shaikh Sa’id bin Tahnun of Abu Dhabi;
- Accounts and general (folios 170-93): letters relating to Commander Felix Jones’s previous post as 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. and Consul-General at Baghdad; consular jurisdiction of the Resident in Bushire.
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- 1 volume, 69 items (193 folios)
The contents of the volume are arranged under four general headings: Slave Trade, Bahrain, the Arabian Coast and Muscat, and Accounts and General. Each heading has its own cover sheet (ff 2, 39, 70, 170), and each subject is separated by blank folios. The correspondence included under each heading is arranged in approximate chronological order, from the earliest at the front to the latest at the rear, and based on the date of outgoing correspondence sent by the Resident. Responses from Government to the Resident’s letters are arranged directly after the correspondence they respond to.
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Foliation: Foliation begins on the volume’s first page of text and ends on the volume's last page of text, using uncircled pencil numbers in the top-right corner of each recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. . The front cover of the volume, two front flyleaves, two rear flyleaves and inside back cover are unfoliated.
Pagination: An original pagination sequence runs through the volume between ff 3-193; these numbers are written in ink and they can be found in the top-left or the top-right corners of the verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. and recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio respectively.
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