‘Vol 21 Letters inward’

IOR/R/15/1/21

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The record is made up of 1 volume, 95 items (62 folios). It was created in 25 Nov 1819-31 Dec 1820. 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 file contains copies of correspondence addressed to the Resident at Bushire, Captain William Bruce, and to James Dow, Acting Resident at Bushire. Correspondence is sent to the Resident by a range of individuals, including various secretaries to the Government in Bombay, representatives of the civil and military auditors in Bombay, the British Envoy in Persia, Sir Henry Willock, and the Commanding Officers and Paymasters of British vessels on missions in the Gulf.

The subjects covered in the file include: the forwarding and receiving of packets and letters from Tehran, Bombay; disbursements and other financial activities of the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. ; ongoing British military action against the Al Qasimi tribe at Ra's al-Khaymah.

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1 volume, 95 items (62 folios)
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Arrangement

It is probable that the items in the file have been arranged in the order that they were received at the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. . The result is that the items in the file are arranged in only a rough chronological order, from the earliest letters at the front, to the latest at the back.

Each page has a date written on its header, running from 11 January 1820 at the front of the volume, to 31 December 1820 at the end of the volume. These dates presumably reflect when letters were received and/or copied into the volume by the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. clerk.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: The volume has been foliated from the front cover to the inside back cover, with small circled numbers in the top-right corner of each recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. . The volume also has an original pagination system, which uses ink numbers in the top-right corner of recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. pages, and the top-left corner of verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. pages.

Condition: There is some insect damage throughout the volume, but it is not sufficient to impair the legibility or understanding of the material. Some of the pages at the back of the volume have suffered from water damage, which has made text more difficult to read, but not illegible.

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English in Latin script
Type
Letter book

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Original held at
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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Unrestricted

Archive reference
IOR/R/15/1/21
Former external reference(s)
Book no.21

History of this record

Date(s)
25 Nov 1819-31 Dec 1820 (CE, Gregorian)
Context of creation

In late 1819, the British Government launched a significant military naval assault against the Al Qasimi tribe based at Ra's al-Khaymah. The result of this action was the signing of preliminary and general treaties between the British and a number of rulers along the Arab coast of the Gulf in early 1820.

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‘Vol 21 Letters inward’, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/21, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/node/9352> [accessed 23 March 2019]

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