Vol 13 Letters Inward

IOR/R/15/1/13

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The record is made up of 1 volume, 191 items (145 folios). It was created in 10 Dec 1810-6 Aug 1813. 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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This volume comprises letters received by the Resident at Bushire. For most of the period covered by this volume the Acting Resident at Bushire was Lieutenant William Bruce. The three other occupants 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. during this period were Lieutenant Robert Taylor, James Orton, and Thomas Flower. Most of the letters are from the Government of Bombay, although there are a small number of letters from the Government of Fort William, Calcutta. The letters cover a range of subjects including: 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. 's accounts and expenses; the woollen trade; the procurement of sulphur for gunpowder; instructions for receiving visitors at Bushire; the threat of pirates in the Gulf; relations between the East India Company and the Sultan of Muscat; and the sending of arms from Bombay to the Court of Persia, via Bushire. Many of the letters contain enclosures such as copies of letters from other Government departments at Bombay, and copies of letters from the Court of Directors.

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1 volume, 191 items (145 folios)
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The volume begins with an index for the letters contained in the volume, which gives the following details for each letter (with the exception of the first letter of the volume, which is not listed): the name of the author, the author's department, the date of the letter, the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. or verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. on which the letter begins (according to the original pagination sequence), and the subject matter of the letter.

The letters are not arranged in chronological order; although they proceed generally from 1810 to 1813, there are many cases of letters appearing out of chronological sequence.

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Pagination: This volume contains an original pagination sequence, used by 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. . It is written in ink and appears in the right hand corner of each recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. and in the left hand corner of each verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. . The sequence begins with the first letter and runs from number 1 through to number 268.

Foliation: The volume has been foliated for referencing purposes, using circled numbers written in pencil in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. The sequence begins on the second folio of writing, on number 1, and continues through to number 137, which is the last folio of writing. Two folios were numbered 82; these folios are now numbered 82 and 82A, in accordance with the IOR foliation guidelines. This is the sequence that has been used by this catalogue to reference items within the volume.

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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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IOR/R/15/1/13

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10 Dec 1810-6 Aug 1813 (CE, Gregorian)

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