‘Vol 182 1852/53 Persia; Slave Trade; Muscat; Commerce; miscellaneous’

IOR/R/15/1/134

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The record is made up of 1 volume, 38 items (57 folios). It was created in 3 Jan 1852-23 Nov 1852. 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 copies of incoming and outgoing correspondence for 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. . At the start of 1852 Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Hennell is Resident, before being superseded by Captain Arnold Kemball. Correspondence in the volume falls under the following headings:

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1 volume, 38 items (57 folios)
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Arrangement

The correspondence in the volume has been grouped under a number of headings: 1) 1852/53 Persia, Busrah [Basra], Baghdad; 2) 1852/53 Slave Trade; 3) 1852/53 Muscat; 4) 1852/53 Commerce. Each set of correspondence has its own title page. The correspondence under each heading has been arranged chronologically, from the earliest first (January 1852) to the latest last. A fifth, unnamed, category sits at the end of the file, identified in the file catalogue title as 'miscellaneous'.

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Foliation: There is an original pagination sequence, which is written in ink, in the top right of each recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. and the top left of each verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. . There is one foliation sequence, which is written in pencil, in the top right corner of each folio. The sequence begins on the title page, on number 1, and runs through to 52, ending on the inside of the back cover of the volume. The following details should be noted: f 7 is followed by f 7A; f 8 is followed by f 8A; f 23 is followed by f 23A; f 39 is followed by f 39A.

On some pages the lines of handwritten have been truncated where the pages have been later cropped, making the legibility of words at the edges of pages difficult to read. One item in the volume (f 32) is written is in cypher.

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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/15/1/134
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Vol 182

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3 Jan 1852-23 Nov 1852 (CE, Gregorian)

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