Letter no.265 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 113-117

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The record is made up of 5 folios. It was created in 13 Aug 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 an incident in which a vessel despatched from the Honourable Company’s steam frigate Queen to Debai [Dubai], upon its return to the Queen from the town, was pelted with stones by forty men from the shore. The following enclosures are included with Kemball’s letter:

1. Letter no.78 of 1855 (folio 114) 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 29 July 1855. Ethersey’s letter itself encloses a letter (folios 115-16), addressed to him by Senior Lieutenant Adams, Commanding the Queen , to Ethersey, dated 5 July 1855. Adam’s letter is a report of his tour of the Arab coast, including the stone-pelting incident at Dubai;

2. Letter no.252 of 1855 (folio 117), Kemball’s reply to Ethersey, dated 30 July 1855.

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Letter no.265 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 113-117, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100024052050.0x000029> [accessed 17 February 2020]

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