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Drafts of memoranda and reports on Lewis Pelly's journey to Riyadh [‎1av] (4/154)

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The record is made up of 1 file, 11 items (77 folios). It was created in c 1865-1927. 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 file contains memorandums, draft reports, notes and sketches made by Lewis Pelly during his visit to Kuwait and journey to Riyadh January to March 1865.

These papers include a history of the Shatt al-Arab watercourse; the history of the Sebaih tribe of Qatif; notes relating to questions of sun and fire worship; a description of the coastline from al-Qatif to Kuwait and onward journey to Riyadh; notes on Muhammad ibn Sa'ud and Faisal ibn Turki al-Sa'ud; and notes on trade between Kuwait and inland Nejd [Najd]. Some of the contents of these papers were used in the reports Lewis Pelly submitted to the Government of Bombay on his journey.

Two cover notes (folios 1 and 1A) are also included in the file and relate to reports written by Lewis Pelly, copies of which can be found in the Political Department Library - only one report is named, Pelly's Riadh [Ryiadh] report. The two notes are dated 14 July 1927.

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1 file, 11 items (77 folios)
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Foliation: The contents of the file have been foliated using a pencil number, enclosed in a circle, located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. A small number of the folios have been renumbered, with the numbers formerly in use crossed through.

Foliation anomaly: 1, 1A

The following folio needs to be folded out to be read: 77

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Drafts of memoranda and reports on Lewis Pelly's journey to Riyadh [‎1av] (4/154), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Mss Eur F126/59, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 14 November 2019]

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