‘Letters inward; `diaries of Captain Hamerton’s proceedings at Sharjah’’

IOR/R/15/1/89

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The record is made up of 1 file (114 folios). It was created in 13 Aug 1839-19 Dec 1840. 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 file contains correspondence and other papers received by 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. 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. during 1840. The principal correspondents are Commodore George Barnes Brucks, Commanding the 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. , Commander Anthony H Nott of the Honourable Company’s Brigantine Tigris , and Captain Atkins Hamerton, Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Muscat from May 1840.

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1 file (114 folios)
Arrangement

The first part of the file (ff 1-10) comprises chronologically arranged diary entries, with the date written in the left-hand margin of each page. The second part of the file (ff 11-109) comprises letters, also arranged in chronological order, from the earliest first to the latest at the end.

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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. It begins on the first folio after the front cover, on number 1, and ends on the last folio before the back cover, on number 109. Foliation anomalies: f 3 is followed by f 3A; f 8 is followed by f 8A; f 44 is followed by f 44A; f 82 is followed by f 82A.

Pagination: There is an incomplete pagination sequence, which is written in ink, in the top right corners of the rectos and in the top left corners of the versos.

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English in Latin script
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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/15/1/89
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Vol 123

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13 Aug 1839-19 Dec 1840 (CE, Gregorian)

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