Reports by Haji Ahmed, the Residency munshi and others on trade, travel and history of the Gulf Region

Mss Eur F126/50

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The record is made up of 1 file, 4 items (38 folios). It was created in 1863-1872. It was written in English 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 file contains two reports in Arabic and English by Hajee Ahmed [Haji Ahmed], the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Arabic Moonshee [ Munshi A secretary or political assistant working in the British administration in the Gulf, often also providing linguistic interpretation. ] on trade in the Gulf Region and a journey he undertook from Bushire to Felahieh via Busreh [Basra], Koweit [Kuwait] and Mahomerah [Khorramshahr].

Also contained in the file are histories of Guttur [Qatar] and Bahrein [Bahrain] written in Arabic and translated into English.

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1 file, 4 items (38 folios)
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The file has no discernible arrangement.

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Foliation: The contents of the file have been foliated with a pencil number enclosed in a circle in the top right hand corner of each folio. The last nine folios have been renumbered and the numbers no longer in use have been crossed through.

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English 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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Mss Eur F126/50

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1863-1872 (CE, Gregorian)
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Arabic Munshi

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Reports by Haji Ahmed, the Residency munshi and others on trade, travel and history of the Gulf Region, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Mss Eur F126/50, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/node/337> [accessed 22 August 2019]

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