Letter no.205 of 1855 from Captain Arnold Kemball, Resident in the Persian Gulf, to Henry Anderson, Secretary to the Government of Bombay

IOR/R/15/1/149, f 14

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The record is made up of 1 folio. It was created in 21 Jun 1855. 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 letter is a reply to Anderson’s earlier letter (folio 11), which enclosed an extract of a despatch from the Court of Directors, enquiring after the fate of a number of slaves found on a bugulah [buggalow, or boat] in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. . Kemball writes to state that the slaves in question were manumitted by Commodore George Robinson, Commanding Officer Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. Squadron. Enclosed with the original of Kemball’s letter, but not included in the volume, was a letter from Robinson to Kemball, confirming the manumission of the slaves in question.

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21 Jun 1855 (CE, Gregorian)

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Letter no.205 of 1855 from Captain Arnold Kemball, Resident in the Persian Gulf, to Henry Anderson, Secretary to the Government of Bombay, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/149, f 14, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100024052050.0x000008> [accessed 29 February 2020]

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