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Letter no.3737 of 1856 from Henry Anderson, Secretary to the Government of Bombay, to Commander Felix Jones, Acting Resident in the Persian Gulf [‎174v] (2/12)

The record is made up of 6 folios. It was created in 31 Jul 1856. 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 and its enclosures relate to the extent of the Resident in the Persian Gulf’s consular powers, and follows Anderson’s earlier letter on the subject (folio 173). The letter is a covering letter, with a number of enclosures, as follows:

1. An extract of paragraph 28 from despatch no.25 of 1856 (folio 175) from the Court of Directors, dated 21 May 1856, affirming that consular jurisdiction for the Bushire Resident is not permitted, as indicated in the second article of the commercial treaty signed with Persia;

2. A printed copy (folios 176-77) of Act of Parliament no.42 (CAP XLII), An Act to enable British Diplomatic and Consular Agents Abroad to administer Oaths and do Notarial Acts, dated 2 July 1855;

3. A printed copy (folios 178-79) of enclosure no.1B in the Consular General Instructions, dated 1 May 1855, which includes details of consular roles and the fees chargeable for each.

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Letter no.3737 of 1856 from Henry Anderson, Secretary to the Government of Bombay, to Commander Felix Jones, Acting Resident in the Persian Gulf [‎174v] (2/12), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/149, ff 174-179, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023318563.0x0000a0> [accessed 24 February 2020]

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