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Letter from Alfred Charles Lyall to Sir Lewis Pelly [‎23r] (21/40)

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The record is made up of 20 folios. It was created in 24 Nov 1874. 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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Letter regarding lists of crockery, furniture and other items which Pelly had been using at the Rajputana Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. and outlining which items Lyall intends to purchase from Pelly.

Enclosed with the letter are two copies of the lists, the first list (folios 15-26) has been divided up into sections some lettered A-H, and others just given headings, the second list (folios 27-32) only has the lettered headings:

  • A: Crockery and Glass on tour
  • B: List of Silver
  • Wines etc. in Godowa (Aboo) [Abu]
  • Miscellaneous Wines in Godowa at Aboo [Abu]
  • Furniture in Camp
  • C: Wines in closed boxes in Camp
  • D: Stores
  • E: Stores in Camel Trunks in Camp
  • F: Wines in Camel Trunks
  • G: Cooking utensils in Camp
  • H: List of Furniture (Aboo) [Abu]

The second list has some annotations in pencil, primarily showing individual prices for items which there are more than one of on the list but also giving overall sums for the contents of each lettered section on the verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. of folio thirty-two.

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20 folios
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Condition: Each set of lists has been tied together using blue ribbon which is tied in the top right corner of the folios.

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English in Latin script
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Letter from Alfred Charles Lyall to Sir Lewis Pelly [‎23r] (21/40), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Mss Eur F126/9, ff 13-32, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 23 August 2019]

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