'Vol 178 1852/53 Bahrain; Arabian Coast; Slave Trade; Muscat'

IOR/R/15/1/130

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The record is made up of 1 file in two volumes (122 items, 338 folios). It was created in 15 Jan 1852-27 Dec 1852. It was written in English and Arabic. 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 sent outwards and letters received from 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. . Outgoing correspondence was sent by the Resident 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. , who was Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Hennell until April 1852. After April 1852, the Resident was Captain Arnold Kemball, who worked in the capacity of Acting Resident from April to June 1852. Outcoming correspondence is marked as coming from the 'Political Department.' Most of the Resident's correspondence was sent to Arthur Malet, Chief Secretary to the Government of Bombay. Much of the volume's inward correspondence is from Malet.

The subject matter of the volume is as follows: Bahrain affairs (ff 2-71); Arabian coast affairs (ff 73-128); the slave trade (ff 220-96); Muscat affairs (ff 298-326).

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1 file in two volumes (122 items, 338 folios)
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Arrangement

There are three levels of arrangement within the file. At the top level, there is a thematic arrangement, divided into 'Bahrain', 'Arabian Coast', 'Slave Trade' and 'Muscat.' Each of these thematic sections has a title cover page. Within each thematic section, the correspondence has been arranged in rough chronological order, beginning with the earliest items and finishing with the latest. The chronological sequences are approximate rather than precise, as a result of the Resident's outward letters and accompanying enclosures, along with inward replies to them, being grouped together.

This was once a single volume that has since been split into two parts.

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Foliation: Through both volumes of the file there is an original pagination sequence, written in ink in the top-right corner of each recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. and the top-left corner of each verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. . The pagination sequence is inconsistent, perhaps due to the fact that the items in the volume have been compiled from various sources. the foliation system used in both volumes is written in pencil in the top-right corner of each recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page. It runs from 1 (title page) to 164 (inside back cover) in volume 1, and from 162 (first item) to 328 (inside back cover) in the volume 2.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic 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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IOR/R/15/1/130

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15 Jan 1852-27 Dec 1852 (CE, Gregorian)

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