Vol 70, 71: Letters Inward

IOR/R/15/1/55

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The record is made up of 1 volume, 8 items (38 folios). It was created in 20 Sep 1830-20 Dec 1830. 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 contains letters received at Bushire from William Sowden Collinson, the Commodore of the Indian Naval Squadron 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. , stationed at Bassadore [Bāsaʻīdū], and the Government of Bombay. The correspondence pertains to political affairs along the Arab Gulf coast, particularly in relation to the rise in Wahhābī influence in the region. There are also updates on ship movements in the Gulf and the maintenance of the naval station at Bassadore. Some of the letters contain reports of proceedings by ship captains, containing details of voyages taken through the Gulf. More miscellaneous subjects covered include requests for plants and the eggs of silkworms, and the lending of ship libraries to 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. .

Extent and format
1 volume, 8 items (38 folios)
Arrangement

The volume is arranged chronologically, proceeding from 20 September 1830 to 20 December 1830.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the sequence commences at the title page and terminates at the last folio; these numbers are written in pencil, 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. There are the following irregularities: folio 1 is followed by 1A. This is the sequence used by this catalogue to reference items within the volume.

Pagination: An original pagination sequence written in ink is also present in the volume between ff 1A-37.

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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

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IOR/R/15/1/55

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20 Sep 1830-20 Dec 1830 (CE, Gregorian)

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