'1851/52 Residency in the Persian Gulf English Correspondence No.7 Slave Trade'

IOR/R/15/1/127

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The record is made up of 1 file (41 folios). It was created in 21 Jan 1851-31 Dec 1851. 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 sent to and from 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. Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. (the Resident at the time being Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Hennell), concerning the slave trade between the coast of East Africa and 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. , and Britain's maritime efforts to suppress it. The main correspondents are Arthur Malet, Chief Secretary of the Government of Bombay, Lt-Col Sheil, Her Majesty's Minister Plenipotentiary and Envoy Extraordinary at the Council of Persia and Commodore J.P. Porter, Commanding Indian Naval Squadron.

The correspondence covers the interception of ships carrying slaves, agreements and treaties for the suppression of the slave trade and the use of native interpreters on British ships. The file contains several reports detailing the numbers of slaves imported from Africa to various parts of 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. .

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1 file (41 folios)
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The correspondence in the file has been arranged in a rough chronological order, starting from the earliest at the front of the file to the latest at the end.

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Foliation: The file has been foliated from the front cover to the last page of the file, with pencil numbers in the top-right corner of each recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page. The inside back cover has been left unfoliated.

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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/15/1/127
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Book 173 part 7

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21 Jan 1851-31 Dec 1851 (CE, Gregorian)

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