‘Vol 45 Letters Inward’

IOR/R/15/1/39

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The record is made up of 1 file, 5 items (24 folios). It was created in 4 Aug 1826-12 Oct 1826. 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 letters in the file relate to Mombasa’s brief status as a British protectorate during the years 1824 to 1826, and the plan and execution of British withdrawal from the town, in light of the Imam of Muscat’s disapproval of British occupation (he considered Mombasa be part of his dominions at Zanzibar). The principal correspondents in the file are David Greenhill, Secretary to the Government at Bombay, and Commodore Hood Hanway Christian, Commander of the naval squadron on the Cape of Good Hope.

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1 file, 5 items (24 folios)
Arrangement

The contents of the file are arranged in approximate chronological order, from the earliest items at the front of the file to the latest at the rear.

Physical characteristics

Pagination: The pagination sequence is written in ink, in the top right corners of the rectos and the top left corners of the versos. It begins on the first page after the front cover, on number 135, and ends on the last page before the back cover, on number 244. The following numbers are missing from the sequence: pages 139-174, pages 207-234.

Foliation: The foliation sequence is circled 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. It begins on the front cover, on number 1, and ends on the last folio of writing, on number 24. This is the sequence which has been used by this catalogue to reference items within the volume.

Condition: the item has suffered from insect damage and the paper is very fragile in some parts

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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/15/1/39
Former external reference(s)
Vol 45

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4 Aug 1826-12 Oct 1826 (CE, Gregorian)

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