'Wrecks, Maritime outrages'

IOR/R/15/1/175

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The record is made up of 1 volume, 17 items (32 folios). It was created in 9 Dec 1859-10 May 1860. 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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This volume is concerned with 'outrages' committed by the Sheikh [Shaikh] of Bokha [Barka’, Oman] on the people of Shargah [Sharjah] whose boat foundered off his town. It is also concerned with fines exacted and the recovery of payments from various Shaikhs incurred for acts of piracy, the coercion of a vessel to sell its cargo to avoid paying 'double dues', and the disassociation people wished to make from the Chief of Demaum [Muḥammad bin ‘Abdullāh, Ad-Dammān] and asylum they sought.

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1 volume, 17 items (32 folios)
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Arrangement

The letters in the volume span the period from 9 Dec 1859 to 10 May 1860, but have been arranged by subject matter and are therefore not in chronological order.

The letters are divided into two sections (ff 3-11v and ff 14-30v), which are placed within covering sheets. On each of the covering sheets are summary accounts on the contents therein. Several of the letters also include summaries of the contents on the same sheet, often written in a different text direction and handwriting.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: There are two foliation sequences. The main one runs from the front cover to the back cover. It appears as a circled number, in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of the folio. This is the sequence followed when cataloguing this file. The second sequence is uncircled and begins on f 3 and terminates on f 31.

Condition: The items are on both A4 and A3 sheets (the latter folded in half), both previously folded smaller, and each folio has small holes punched along the folded/inner edge indicating they were previously bound, which do not impede the reading of the text.

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English in Latin 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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Unrestricted

Archive reference
IOR/R/15/1/175
Former external reference(s)
Book 264

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9 Dec 1859-10 May 1860 (CE, Gregorian)

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