Vol 25: Letters Outward

IOR/R/15/1/25

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The record is made up of 1 volume, 190 items (84 folios). It was created in 4 Jan 1822-20 Dec 1822. 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 consists of letters sent outwards from the Bushire Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. , along with correspondence sent by the Resident, Captain William Bruce, while away from Bushire. It covers the administrative proceedings of the Bushire Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. , and matters related to the British force stationed at Bassidore [Bāsaʻīdū] on the island of Qeshm. As well as political affairs 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. current in 1822.

Some of the correspondence in the volume also relates to legal proceedings initiated by ‘Abd al-Raḥīm Khān against the Resident in the Bombay courts, in relation to the Resident's handling of the estate of the late Muḥammad Nabī Khān. It also covers the events surrounding the Resident's summons to Shiraz by Prince Ḥusayn ‘Alī Mirzā, and the unauthorised signing of a treaty ceding Bahrain to Persia; a set of affairs that would lead to William Bruce's dismissal from the post of Resident of Bushire in December 1822.

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1 volume, 190 items (84 folios)
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Condition: The file has suffered from pest damage, though for the most part the legibility of the text remains unaffected. The main exception being a series of holes, which run through ff 3-10 and ff 28-47; the largest of these holes are approximately 2cm in diameter, and these do obscure the text in places, which can result in some of the content being difficult to read. The paper is also fragile, and should be handled with care.

Foliation: The foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1, 2, 2a-2d, 3-83, and terminates at the back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and can be found 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.

Pagination: A pagination sequence is also present between ff 3-83; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and can be found in the top outermost corners of each page.

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English in Latin script
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Letter book

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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

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IOR/R/15/1/25

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4 Jan 1822-20 Dec 1822 (CE, Gregorian)

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Vol 25: Letters Outward, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/25, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/node/9362> [accessed 14 October 2019]

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