Vol 89 Translation Book, 1835 (native letters inward)

IOR/R/15/1/68

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The record is made up of 1 volume (109 folios). It was created in 2 Jan 1835-25 Dec 1835. 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 substances of, and translations of, native letters (i.e. correspondence in Arabic or Persian) sent to the British Resident 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. . The majority of these are from native agents serving the British in the Gulf at Bahrein [Bahrain], Muscat, Sharjah, Shiraz, Lingah [Bandar-e-Lengeh].

The first part of the volume mainly contains updates on the political situation in Persia in 1834, when Ally Shah [Ali Shah], brother of the late Shah Abbas Mirza, was trying to oppose to the succession of Prince Royal Mohammed, before he surrendered and Mohammed become Shah.

The main topic in the later letters is the piracy instigated by the Beniyas [Bani Yas] tribe under their Chief, Shaikh Khuleefa ben Shackboot [Khalīfah bin Shakhbūṭ] of Aboothabee [Abu Dhabi], and British intervention to suppress them.

Also included are communications from local rulers in the Gulf region: Sultan ben Sugger [Sulṭān bin Saqr], Chief of the Joasmees [Qawāsim]; Shaikh Khuleefa bin Shaskboot [Shakhbūṭ] of Abothabee [Abu Dhabi], Chief of the Beniyas [Bani Yas], and letters from merchants at Shiraz, Isfahan and Bushire.

Extent and format
1 volume (109 folios)
Arrangement

The correspondence is arranged in mostly chronological order.

Physical characteristics

Pagination: There is a pagination sequence, which appears in the top right corners of the rectos and in the top left corners of the versos.

Foliation: There is a foliation sequence, which 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. This sequence, which should be used for referencing, begins on the front cover, on number 1, and ends on the inside of the back cover, on number 111.

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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/15/1/68

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2 Jan 1835-25 Dec 1835 (CE, Gregorian)

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Vol 89 Translation Book, 1835 (native letters inward), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/68, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000193.0x000029> [accessed 17 February 2020]

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