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The record is made up of 2 folios. It was created in 22 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 and its enclosure relate to the discovery and rescue in 1853 of a female Somali slave at Muscat, and Kemball’s subsequent efforts to seek the Governor (Imam) of Muscat to punish the subjects of Soor [Sur], believed to be involved in the purchase of the girl. Enclosed with Kemball’s letter is the translated extract of a letter from Khojeh Hiskale, the British Agent at Muscat, to Kemball, dated 20 December 1853. Hiskale’s letter is a report of the Sultan of Muscat Syed Soweynee’s [Thuwaynī bin Sa‘id al-Sa‘id] efforts to ascertain the identity and whereabouts of the slave trader, who is thought to be either in Yemen or Zanzibar.

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2 folios
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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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IOR/R/15/1/149, ff 25-26

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22 Jun 1855 (CE, Gregorian)

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Letter no.213 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, ff 25-26, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100024052050.0x000010> [accessed 17 February 2020]

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