Letters to Lewis Pelly from local rulers and shaikhs, with translations in English.

Mss Eur F126/46

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The record is made up of 1 file, 9 items (17 folios). It was created in 1863-1870. It was written in Arabic, English and Persian. 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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Correspondence in Arabic, mostly with translations in English, from Thuwaini bin Said, Sultan of Muscat; Zayid I bin Khalifah Al-Nahyan, Chief of Abu Dhabi; Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki al-Saud, Ruler of Najd; Majid bin Said Al-Busair, Sultan of Zanzibar; the British native agent Non-British agents affiliated with the British Government. at Sharjah, Haji Ya'qub; and other individuals.

The topics discussed in the letters includes the historic rights of ownership of the Arab Coast by individual tribes; movements of Arab tribes and their choice of settlement; attempts by the Wahhabis to extend their influence along the Arab Coast; allegations of acts of piracy on merchant vessels; and the British Government's attack on al-Qatif in response to disturbances which led to damage to British subjects property.

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1 file, 9 items (17 folios)
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Foliation: The file has been foliated using small pencil numbers located in the bottom right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio

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Arabic, English and Persian in Arabic and English 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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Mss Eur F126/46

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1863-1870 (CE, Gregorian)

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