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Letter no.2A from Captain Arnold Kemball, Resident in the Persian Gulf, to Henry Anderson, Secretary to the Government of Bombay [‎92v] (10/18)

The record is made up of 9 folios. It was created in 6 Jun 1855. 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 letter is a report of Kemball’s annual tour around the Arab coast of the Gulf, visiting key ports and meeting with their rulers. The subjects Kemball discusses include: relations between the Wahabee [Wahhābī] and the Joasmee [Qāsimī] tribes; intrigues of the Wahhābī lieutenant Syed Ahmed el Soodeynee on the Arab coast and in Oman; the siege of Himireeah [Ḩamrīyah] by Shaikh Sultan ben Suggar [Sultan bin Saqr]; isolated incidents of piracy; the increasing decrepitude of Shaikh Sultan bin Saqr.

Enclosed with Kemball’s report is letter no.1C (folios 95-96) from Kemball to Lieutenant Alexander Foulerton, Senior Naval Officer in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , dated 4 June 1855. The letter relates to the good conduct of Lieutenant James, Commanding Officer of the Tigris , and violations of the maritime truce by the Shaikhs of the Arab coast, including the transport of arms used in the siege of Ḩamrīyah.

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Letter no.2A from Captain Arnold Kemball, Resident in the Persian Gulf, to Henry Anderson, Secretary to the Government of Bombay [‎92v] (10/18), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/149, ff 88-96, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023318562.0x0000c4> [accessed 29 February 2020]

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