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'Papers Respecting the Slave Trade on the East Coast of Africa and the System Pursued for its Suppression' [‎58v] (56/72)

The record is made up of 1 volume (34 folios). It was created in 29 Oct 1869. 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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Poof Toast of Africa if His Highness were absolved from the payment of this subsidy;
and Lord Clarendkm would, therefore, learn with satisfaction that it had been found
compatible with Indian interests and engagements to make this concession to
Sultan - I am, &c.
(Signed) A. J OTWAY.
Ko. 58.
Dr. Kirk to the Earl of Clarendon.—(Received June 8.)
Zanzibar, April 6, 1869.
y ^HAVE the honour to inclose a copy of my despatch No. 25 of the 5th 0 f Apnl,
addressed to C. Gonne, Esq., Secretary to Government Bombay ^ a
mentary letter and present from the Sultan of Zanzibar to General C. P. Kigby, late Her
Majesty's Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. and Consul here.
(Signed) ' JOHN KIRK.
Sir,
Inclosure in No. 58.
Dr. Kirk to the Secretary to Government, Bombay.
Zanzibar, April 5, 1869.
' I HAVE the honour to report, for the information of his Excellency the Governor
in Council that His Highness Seyd Majid has addressed a complimentary letter to
General Ri^by formerly the Right Honourable the Governor's Agent here, and accompanied
this by a sword of honour, a piece of embroidered cloth, and an elephants task of unusual
kngth and weight, s ^ ^ an acknow iedgment of services rendered
spontaneously by General Rigby to his Ambassadors Seyd Mohamed bin Salem and suite
during their mission to Her Majesty in England. ^ ^
(Signed) ? JOHN KIRK.
No. 59.
Dr. Kirk to the Earl of Clarendon.—(Received June 8.)
(No. 10.) Zanzibar, April 7, 1869.
My Y HAVE the honour to inclose a copy of my despatch No. 27 of the 6th of Apnl,
addressed to the Secretary to Government, Bombay, relative to Mr. Churchill s departure
for Europe vid Cape of Good Hope on sick leave. ^ ^
(Signed) JOHN KIRK.
Inclosure in No. 59.
Dr. Kirk to the Secretary to Government, Bombay,
Zanzibar, April 6, 1869.
Sir ' I HAVE the honour to report, for the information of the Right Honourable the
Governor in Council, that H. A. Churchill. Esq.. C.B., His Excellency s Agent here, has
been obliged, from bad health, to leave his post suddenly, and pass on his trust into my
hand You are aware that Mr. Churchill's health suefered severely in September last; and
that he had in consequence to quit Zanzibar on medical certificate. He was then
to proceed to Bombay, it being the cool season there at that time, and not to return
African coast until his health should be re-established.

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This file contains printed copies of correspondence between British officials regarding Britain's attempts to prohibit slave traffic on the East Coast of Africa, relations between Britain and the Sultanate of Zanzibar, and Zanzibar's relations with Muscat. The correspondence dates from September 1866-July 1869.

The file contains translated copies of correspondence between the Sultan of Zanzibar, Majid bin Saeed and the Viceroy of India, John Laird Mair Lawrence as well as translated correspondence between an Envoy of the Sultan of Zanzibar and the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Lord Stanley [Edward Henry Stanley].

On folio 42r, the file contains a translation of a letter from Queen Victoria to the Sultan of Zanzibar, Majid bin Saeed. The letter confirms the friendly relations between the two and informs the Sultan that a sword has been specially commissioned for him as a gift.

The file also contains translated correspondence between the Sultan of Johanna [Anjouan Island, now part of the Comoros Islands] and Henry Adrian Churchill, Britain's Agent in Zanzibar.

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1 volume (34 folios)
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The file is arranged in rough chronological order, with the earliest correspondence at the beginning of the file and the latest at the end of the file.

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Condition: the file is contained within a bound volume that contains a number of other files.

Foliation: The foliation for this description commences at f 31, and terminates at f 66, as it is part of a larger physical volume; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. An additional foliation sequence is also present in parallel between ff 5-134; these numbers are written in pencil, but are not circled, and can be found in the same position as the main sequence.

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