Correspondence concerning arrangements regarding Lewis Pelly's visit to Riyadh

Mss Eur F126/56

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The record is made up of 1 file, 14 items (18 folios). It was created in 16 Jan 1865-12 Apr 1865. 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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Correspondence to and from Lewis Pelly regarding arrangements for and during Lewis Pelly's journey to Riyadh. There are three main types of correspondence contained within the file:

Firstly, correspondence between Lewis Pelly and Ameer Faysul ben Torky aul Saood [Amir Faisal ibn Turki Al-Sa'ud] regarding Pelly's intention to travel to Riyadh to meet with him, and including correspondence with Eusef ben Beder [Yusuf bin Bedr] regarding arrangements for a guide to take him there.

Secondly, correspondence between Lewis Pelly, Edwin Dawes, Chief Officer, Berenice and William Pears Johnstone, Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Busreh [Basra] regarding accompanying Pelly on his journey.

Finally, correspondence with James Charles Edwards, Uncovenanted Assistant Resident at Bushire, and Captain Henry W Warner of Berenice regarding arrangements in Bushire during Pelly's absence, including care of his rooms and horses; arrangements for his mail including forwarding important letters to him; and arrangements for Berenice to take Hajee [Haji] Ahmed, 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 Mirza (interpreter), to Bahrain in order for him to compile reports on the area for Pelly, and regarding Pelly's return from Riyadh to Bahrain.

The file contains an original file label, in Lewis Pelly's handwriting, titled 'Riadh'.

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1 file, 14 items (18 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 using a pencil number enclosed in a circle. The file has been refoliated and the numbers no longer in use have been crossed through.

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Mss Eur F126/56

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16 Jan 1865-12 Apr 1865 (CE, Gregorian)

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