‘Vol 262 Historical Sketches and Administrative Reports’

IOR/R/15/1/173

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The record is made up of 1 volume (99 folios). It was created in 22 Jun 1857-2 Dec 1858. 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 three administrative reports submitted by the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. 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. , Captain (James) Felix Jones, to the Government of Bombay. The first report (folios 6-36) covers events occurring within the key towns and tribes of the Arab coast of the Gulf between the period 1 May 1855 to 30 April 1856. The second report (folios 41-95) covers events occurring with key towns and tribes of the Arab coast of the Gulf between the period 1 May 1856 to 30 April 1858. The third report (folios 98-99) covers events associated with Persia and the Persian coast between 1856 and 1858. The third report is heavily truncated.

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1 volume (99 folios)
Arrangement

The volume is arranged into three parts, numbered 1 (ff 6-36), 2 (ff 41-95) and 3 (ff 98-99). Each part has a cover sheet entitled ‘Head IX, Historical Sketches & Administrative Reports, Subject 2.’ The three parts are arranged chronologically, from the earliest first to the latest last. Within each part is an administrative report and its covering submission letter. The contents of each report are arranged by geographical region or tribe. The report in part 2 is further subdivided by administrative period (1856/57 and 1857/58). Blank sheets separate each report and its associated papers.

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Foliation: The volume is foliated from the front cover to inside back cover, using pencil numbers in the top-right corner of each recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. . The following foliation anomalies occur: 1, 1A, 35, 35a, 96, 96A.

There is extensive insect damage throughout the volume, in the form of small holes in most pages. This damage is not sufficiently extensive to impair the legibility of the volume’s contents.

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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/15/1/173
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Volume 262

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22 Jun 1857-2 Dec 1858 (CE, Gregorian)

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