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Letter no.406 of 1855 from Commander Felix Jones, Acting Resident in the Persian Gulf, to Henry Anderson, Secretary to the Government of Bombay [‎145r] (1/2)

The record is made up of 1 folio. It was created in 19 Nov 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 covering letter, enclosing the translated substance of a letter (folio 145V) from the British Agent at Sharjah [Hajjī Yaqoob] to the Assistant Resident in Charge of 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 20 October 1855. Yaqoob’s letter describes hostilities taking place between pearling boats from the Aboothabee [Abu Dhabi] and Sharja [Sharjah] fleets, involving absconding pearl divers and the wounding and seizure of men. Yaquoob writes that the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi, Zaed ben Khuleefah [Zayid bin Khalīfah], imprisoned the perpetrator of the attack when he returned from the pearl banks. In his own letter, Jones draws the Government’s attention to the Shaikh’s good conduct.

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Letter no.406 of 1855 from Commander Felix Jones, Acting Resident in the Persian Gulf, to Henry Anderson, Secretary to the Government of Bombay [‎145r] (1/2), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/149, f 145, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023318563.0x000065> [accessed 18 February 2020]

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