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The record is made up of 1 file (2 folios). It was created in 09 Oct 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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The minute by Sir Bartle Frere summarises the history of the Wahabee [Wahabi] power in Central Asia, checks to their power about forty-five years ago and more recent incidents which are a cause for concern.

Frere refers to visits made by William Palgrave and Lewis Pelly to the Wahabee Capital, and potential reasons for their regrowth including the frailties of the ruler of Muscat and the lack of a British naval presence in the Gulf.

He goes on to highlight potential threats that the Wahabees could pose to British interests including the reviving of piracy, impeding trade and their interference with telegraphic communications, and to make suggestions on steps the British Government may wish to take, primarily through His Highness the Imaum [Iman] of Muscat rather than through direct interventions

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1 file (2 folios)
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Foliation: The report has been foliated in the front top right corner of each page with a pencil number enclosed in a circle.

The report also contains original pagination in the top centre of both sides of each page, numbering 1-3

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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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Mss Eur F126/63

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09 Oct 1865 (CE, Gregorian)

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Minute by Sir Bartle Frere, Governor of Bombay, on the power of the Wahabees in Central Arabia, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Mss Eur F126/63, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000001524.0x0003ca> [accessed 21 November 2019]

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