'List Showing the Names, Titles and Modes of Address of the More Important Sovereigns, Ruling Princes, Chiefs, Nobles etc., Having Relations with the Indian Government, Alqabnamah'

IOR/R/15/1/734

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The record is made up of 1 volume (71 folios). It was created in 1935. It was written in English, Persian 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 is entitled List Showing the Names, Titles and Modes of Address of the More Important Sovereigns, Ruling Princes, Chiefs, Nobles etc., Having Relations with the Indian Government, Alqabnamah (New Delhi: Government of India Press, 1935). [The Alqabnamah was a register kept by the Indian Government, recording official titles and modes of address.] It is described on the front cover as 'Corrected up to the 5th October 1935'. The volume shows a number of manuscript corrections, additions and cross-references.

The volume is divided into lists of independent states, protectorate rulers, ruling princes and chiefs in India, and miscellaneous. Within these divisions information is recorded in parallel columns under the following headings:

  • name of state;
  • name and [form] of address of ruler in English;
  • commencement and conclusion of letter in English, and colour of crest;
  • highest British authority by whom hitherto addressed;
  • name and [form] of address in Persian or Arabic;
  • number of guns [in official salute];
  • remarks.
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1 volume (71 folios)
Arrangement

There is a list of contents and an alphabetical index towards the front of the volume, on folios 3-5.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 1A on the front cover and terminates at 71 on the back cover. These numbers are written in pencil. are enclosed in a circle, and appear in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. Foliation anomalies: ff. 1A, 1B; ff. 10A, 10B. Folio 64 has been attached to the outer edge of f. 63.

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English, Persian and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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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/15/1/734

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1935 (CE, Gregorian)

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'List Showing the Names, Titles and Modes of Address of the More Important Sovereigns, Ruling Princes, Chiefs, Nobles etc., Having Relations with the Indian Government, Alqabnamah', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/734, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000193.0x0002c5> [accessed 23 May 2019]

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