Letter book of official letters from Lewis Pelly chiefly to the Political Department, Bombay

Mss Eur F126/38

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The record is made up of 1 volume, 83 items (186 folios). It was created in 24 Nov 1865-24 Apr 1869. 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 correspondence contained in the letter book relates primarily to affairs in Muscat from 1866 to 1868 during which time the Sultan of Muscat, Thuwaini bin Said died, allegedly killed by his son Salim II bin Thuwaini who subsequently seized power in Muscat before being overthrown in 1868 by his uncle Turki bin Said.

Also covered in the correspondence are affairs relating to piracy in Bahrain 1867 to 1868 and the maritime peace treaties signed with various rulers in settling matters, including the treaty signed with Mohammed bin Thani, Chief of the Qatar tribes.

Extent and format
1 volume, 83 items (186 folios)
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Arrangement

Two loose original letters from Lewis Pelly are located between folios 129 and 134 of the volume

Physical characteristics

Foliation: The volume has been foliated in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio with a pencil number enclosed in a circle.

Pagination: The volume also contains original pagination in the first half of the volume which consists of an ink number in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. and the top left hand corner of the verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. of each folio. The numbers start on the first page of writing with 1 and runs to 177, located on the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of folio 96.

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English in Latin 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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Unrestricted

Archive reference
Mss Eur F126/38

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24 Nov 1865-24 Apr 1869 (CE, Gregorian)

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Letter book of official letters from Lewis Pelly chiefly to the Political Department, Bombay, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Mss Eur F126/38, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/node/9376> [accessed 21 May 2018]

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