Letter no.243 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 98-110

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The record is made up of 13 folios. It was created in 12 Jul 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 enclosures relate to hostilities taking place around Aboothabee [Abu Dhabi], the efforts of representatives from 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. Naval Squadron to locate the perpetrators of the acts of piracy involved, and the deposition of the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi, Sa’id bin Tahnoon, and his subsequent departure from Abu Dhabi to Kenn [Qeshm island]. There are a number of enclosures following Kemball’s letter, as follows:

1. The translated substance of a letter (folios 100-01) from the British Agent at Sharjah Hajee Yacoob [Hajjī Yaqoob] to Kemball, dated 21 June 1855;

2. The translation of a letter (folios 102-03) from Shaikh Saeed [Sa’id] bin Tahnoon of Abu Dhabi, to Kemball, undated but received 24 June 1855;

3. The translation of a letter (folio 104) from Kemball to Shaikh Sa’id bin Tahnoon of Abu Dhabi, dated 12 July 1855;

4. Letter no.2C (folios 105-06) from Kemball to Lieutenant 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 6 June 1855;

5. A letter (folio 107) from Commodore R. Ethersey, 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, to Kemball, dated 24 June 1855, itself enclosing a letter (folios 108-09), addressed to Ethersey from Lieutenant James , Commanding Officer of the Honourable Company’s brig Tigris , dated 19 June 1855;

6. Letter no.221 of 1855 (folio 110) from Kemball to Ethersey, dated 25 June 1855.

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Letter no.243 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 98-110, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100024052050.0x000027> [accessed 18 February 2020]

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