'Selections from State Papers, Bombay, regarding the East India Company's Connection with the Persian Gulf, with a Summary of Events, 1600-1800' [79v] (158/540)
The record is made up of 1 volume (269 folios). It was created in 1908. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .
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Having mentioned every thing of importance that I can at present
recollect, I shall here conclude with great Respect.
Hon'ble sir and sirs,
Your most faithfully, and
most obedient servant,
The 17th September 1752.
Francis Wood , agent at Gombroon to the Hon'ble Court of Directors The London-based directors of the East India Company who dealt with the daily conduct of the Company's affairs. & Co.
Mat it please tour honour.
In regard to what we wrote to your honours under the 31st of December
last concerning the Russian Trade in broad cloth, &c., Europe Commodities
upon the borders of Persia and Tartary; I am in great Hopes that their Scheme
has proved disadvantageous, as upon a strict enquiry (which I made) of
several persons lately arrived from Mushat and Spahaun, I could learne no
other News of these Adventurers than that they have brought only and Vessel
to Eahst since Captain Elton's death (which happened near three years ago,)
and sold their goods on board Ship for ready money, not daring to trust either
themselves or Effects on shore; but I have not been able to get Intelligence
of what particular Species their Cargoes consisted, which I will endeavour
to learne (in case they proceed any further) and advise your Honours p r . first
Opportunity, it being a Matter of considerable Importance to affairs here.
On account of the great Scarcity of Goats in the Carmenia Villao-es
I have not been able as yet to procure any more Wool than what I have
already said has been laden on board the Bombay Erigate; but yesterday
evening I reced. a Letter from Carmenia advis 8 . me of four hundred Tabreeze
maunds being ready to send down p r . first Caphila A train of travellers; a caravan; or any large party of travellers. , and your honours may
be assured of my utmost Endeavour to compleat the quantity ordered p r . Prince
Henry with all possible expedition.
I have carefully perused every Thing that has been wrote from hence
(both to y r . honours, and to the Governour and Council of Bombay) upon the
Subject of removing from Gombroon, and have maturely considered the Advan
tages which according to our Conjectures would proceed from such a Step
but find many weighty Objections that may be made thereto, and the Benefit
expected from our having possession of one of the Persian Islands are in general
very precarious, and not all adequate to the Certainty of breaking Friendship
or perhaps of maintaining a War with the I'ersians, on whom the sale of our
Woollen Goods entirely depends; and the Dutch (who still keep a resident
here and have Thoughts of resettling their Factory An East India Company trading post. in it's former Credit,)
would not fail to aggravate them against us from the fix't jealousy that they
have of our Success. In Regard to your Honours' Effects, or Servants falling
into the hands of the Shores, &c.. Freebooters, the danger of it is now nothing
like so great as it was, the Shows being all returned to their former habitation
in the mountains, excepting a few who are entertained at Spahaun in Ishmael
Shaw's Service, and the Hot Countries being kept under pretty good subjection
by Nasseir Caun, so that while we have a Factory An East India Company trading post. close to the sea-side with
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The volume is Selections from State Papers, Bombay, regarding the East India Company's Connection with the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , with a Summary of Events, 1600-1800 (Calcutta: Superintendent Government Printing, 1908). The work was prepared by Jerome Antony Saldanha.
The volume consists of a summary of events in the history of the East India Company's involvement with Persia and the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , during the period 1600-1800, taken from various printed sources and the selections from the records of the Bombay Government as contained in the present volume (folios 8-39); followed by the selections themselves (folios 40-235); and eleven appendices containing farmans [firmans] and statements of farmans, reports on commerce with Persia and Arabia, a list of the East India Company's agents, and a glossary of words (folios 236-269).
A list of records from which the selections had been made appears on folio 4v.
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- 1 volume (269 folios)
A summary of the selections appears between folios 8-39. Those printed in the volume are indicated in the summary with Roman numerals.
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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 1 on the front cover and terminates at 270 on the last folio (there is no back cover). The numbers are written in pencil, are enclosed in a circle, and appear in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. This is the system used to determine the sequence of pages.
Pagination: there is also an original printed pagination sequence, numbered ii-lxiii (folios 4-39) and 2-459 (folios 40-269). These numbers appear at the top of each page.
Condition: the volume is largely disbound because of deterioration to the binding, and there is no back cover. There is also significant damage to the edges of the front cover and some of the folios at the beginning of the volume, but this has not led to any loss of text.
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