Official correspondence between Lewis Pelly and the Political Department, Bombay concerning Pelly's visit to Riyadh.

Mss Eur F126/55

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The record is made up of 1 file, 9 items (28 folios). It was created in Dec 1864-Mar 1866. 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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Official correspondence between Lewis Pelly and the Secretary to Government in the Political Department Bombay, some of which is in draft form regarding reports by Lewis Pelly on his trip to Riyadh, and his opinions on the ongoing dispute between the Sultans of Muscat and the Wahhabi.

The correspondence from Lewis Pelly gives accounts of the journey to Riyadh; the challenges of collecting specimens and readings owing to the constant supervision of their travelling companions; and his opinions on both the differences between the Sultans of Muscat and the Wahhabi and the ongoing dispute between the two peoples.

The correspondence from the Government of Bombay comprises requests for information, both on the Muscat-Wahhabi dispute, and also forwarding requests from the Government of India for a full account of Pelly's time in Riyadh which had been requested from him but had not been received.

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1 file, 9 items (28 folios)
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Foliation: The contents of the file have 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. Some of the folios contain a previous foliation sequence, identical to the one in use except that the circled numbers have been crossed through.

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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 F126/55

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Dec 1864-Mar 1866 (CE, Gregorian)

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