Letter no.112 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, ff 74-77

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The record is made up of 4 folios. It was created in 12 Apr 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 relates to an act of piracy committed against a Bahraini vessel in the coastal waters between Aboothabee [Abu Dhabi] and Ras Reccan [Ra’s Rakan], as reported by the Native Agent Non-British agents affiliated with the British Government. at Sharjah, Hajjī Yaqoob. Kemball writes that subsequent efforts to find the perpetrators have thus far proved unsuccessful, and that he will despatch the Tigris to the Arab coast to seek the help of the region’s rulers in the search. Two enclosures follow Kemball’s letter:

1. The translation of a letter (folio 75-76) from Hajee Yacoob [Hajjī Yaqoob] to Kemball, dated 6 January 1855, containing details of the act of piracy;

2. Letter no.111 of 1855 (folio 77) from Kemball to Lieutenant Alexander Foulerton, Senior Naval Officer 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. , dated 12 April 1855.

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Letter no.112 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 74-77, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100024052050.0x00001f> [accessed 25 May 2020]

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