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Notes on questions relative to the interior of central Arabia discussed before the Royal Geographical Society 22 February and 4 March 1864 and published 28 April 1864 [‎9v] (2/4)

The record is made up of 2 folios. It was created in 28 Apr 1864. 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 notes contain an extract of a letter from Pelly to the Political Secretary to the Government of Bombay regarding the lack of awareness of the interior of Arabia, the lack of scientific accuracy in the location of the Wahabee [Wahhabi] Capital and other points of interest and the assumption made by the society.

These assumptions included the perceived difficulty for Europeans in entering Arabia, which he intended to correct or dispel by his journey through Khuwait [Kuwait] to visit the Ameer of the Wahabees at his capital Nejd [Najd] in order to develop polite terms, and potentially more friendly relations with the Wahabee Government and to attempt to mediate the differences between the Wahabees and the Sultan of Muscat.

Pelly also makes reference to the duties of Dr Colvill, Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Surgeon, on the trip, who was responsible for collecting plants and rocks as samples to be sent back to England for study.

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Notes on questions relative to the interior of central Arabia discussed before the Royal Geographical Society 22 February and 4 March 1864 and published 28 April 1864 [‎9v] (2/4), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Mss Eur F126/67, ff 9-10, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/universal-viewer/81055/vdc_100023211264.0x000013> [accessed 7 December 2019]

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