'1875. Baroda. Notes as to Bombay Govt.'

Mss Eur F126/84, ff 2-13

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The record is made up of 10 folios. It was created in 7 Jan 1875-21 Jan 1875. 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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Five letters from representatives of the Bombay Government to Lewis Pelly discussing affairs in Baroda:

  • Letter from C Currey, Bombay to Sir Lewis Pelly, 7 January 1875, apologising that he was unable to visit Baroda as he was recalled to Bombay a day early. The letter goes on to ask whether the Durbar at Baroda would authorise a survey of the line from Anund [Ānand] by Viltud? to the Saburmattee [Sābarmatī] and regarding some papers which may not have been sent to him from the Government at Bombay (ff 3-4).
  • Letter from C Currey, Bombay to Sir Lewis Pelly, 9 January 1875, regarding a telegram about N Fernandes and instructions to relieve him immediately. (ff 5-6).
  • Letter from Patrick Ryan, 117 Nepean Sea Road, Bombay to Sir Lewis Pelly, 15 January 1875, regarding the progress of Pelly's policy at Baroda and the success of Pelly's impartiality and firmness in handling matters there. The letter also discusses Pelly's remonstrations at Frank Henry Souter's report; the police seizing Khemchund's money and valuables, which are now in the Government Treasury; and monies already carried away from Khemchund's shop (ff 7-8).
  • Letter, marked private, from Patrick Ryan, Bombay to Sir Lewis Pelly, 22 January 1875, regarding Pelly's applications for Native Agents; the Government of Bombay being in the dark over the future of Baroda state; Calcutta's intentions to restructure the Native Administration of Baroda regardless of the outcome of the trial; and the suggestion of Mr Nana Moorjee for the judiciary and Sir Michael Westropp's thoughts on him. Also discussed in the letter are Donabhoy Narojee, Second Magistrate, having expressed a desire to serve at Baroda and Sir Bartle Frere's high regard for him; and the English press's thoughts on Pelly's policy (in reference to the Spectator having applauded Lord Northbrook's choice of Pelly as Special Commissioner at Baroda) (ff 9-10).
  • Letter from Charles Gonne, Bombay to Sir Lewis Pelly, 21 January 1875, regarding Pelly's offer of a place to stay at Baroda and regarding Pelly's management of affairs there (ff 11-12).
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Binding: The letters were originally tied together with pink ribbon which has been removed, to prevent damage to the letters, and placed in a plastic sleeve. The plastic sleeve may cause some loss of sharpness to the digital image of the binding.

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English in Latin script
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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 F126/84, ff 2-13

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7 Jan 1875-21 Jan 1875 (CE, Gregorian)

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