Vol 1 Letters inward and outward

IOR/R/15/1/1

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The record is made up of 2 volumes, 453 items (249 folios). It was created in 20 Apr 1763-6 Dec 1788. 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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A collection of letters sent from and received at the East India Company's 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. from the establishment of the settlement in early 1763 until late 1788. The letters are mostly between 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. and the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Basra or the Presidency at Bombay, but there are several letters from other individuals and Company servants.

The correspondence covers a wide range of topics:

Extent and format
2 volumes, 453 items (249 folios)
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Arrangement

The volume comes in two individually bound parts. Within this there are four distinct sections in the following order: letters inward 19 November 1767-27 December 1768; letters inward December 1786-6 December 1788; letters outward 13 October 1763-27 December 1768; 20 April 1763-20 August 1767. Each section is chronological order of when the letter was received.

Physical characteristics

Condition: Some of the pages in the volume have been damaged by bookworm, stains, and general wear and tear which has obscured parts of the text, but generally the condition of the documents is good. There has been some recent restoration using a silk laminate and more modern paper.

Foliation: The main sequence, and the one used for reference, is written in pencil in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio.

There are also two pagination systems, which are inconsistent. The first is written in large numbers, in pencil, in the top outside corner of each page. It appears throughout the volume but is often out of sequence. The second appears only on the later letters (those between 1786 and 1788) and seems to be original. It is written in ink on the top outside corner of each page.

In addition to this, the later (1786-1788) letters are also individually numbered at the bottom of each item. This is an original numbering.

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English in Latin script
Type
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

Archive reference
IOR/R/15/1/1

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20 Apr 1763-6 Dec 1788 (CE, Gregorian)

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Vol 1 Letters inward and outward, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/node/356> [accessed 25 January 2020]

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