Draft letter from Lewis Pelly, most likely to the Political Department Bombay

Mss Eur F126/55, ff 1-12

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The record is made up of 12 folios. It was created in 1865-1866. 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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Pencil draft of a letter most likely to the Secretary to Government, Political Department, Bombay regarding Pelly's recent visit to the Wahabee Ameer [Wahhabi Amir] in his capital Riyath [Riyadh] and appending a sketch map of the route taken from Kowait [Kuwait].

The letter goes on to describe the sketch map and features shown on it including principal towns, characteristics of the countryside and the work he undertook in determining fixed points of longitude and latitude en route.

Also referred to in the letter is the work undertaken to collect specimens of the rocks and flora and the use of solar observation and the polar star to determine additional longitude and latitudes.

Folios two to twelve are blank.

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12 folios
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English in Latin script
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Letter

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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 F126/55, ff 1-12

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1865-1866 (CE, Gregorian)

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