Letter no.269 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 119-127

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The record is made up of 9 folios. It was created in 15 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 are related to an incident of piracy committed against a Bahrain boat by subjects of Aboothabee [Abu Dhabi], first reported by Kemball in December 1854. The enclosed items (a report of the incident by the British Agent at Bahrain, Hajee Jassim [Hajjī Jāsim] is mentioned but not enclosed) include:

1. The translation of list of the property plundered from the vessel (folio 123);

2. Letter no.262 of 1855 (folios 124-25) from Kemball to 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, dated 6 august 1855, containing instructions for the pursual of reparations for the act of piracy;

3. The translation of a letter (folios 126-27) from Shaikh Zayid bin Khaleefa [Zayd bin Khalīfah] chief of Abu Dhabi, to Kemball, dated 3 July 1855. Shaikh Zayid relates the circumstances of his predecessor’s deposition and flight, and pledges himself to the maritime peace treaty.

Folios 121 and 122 are blank sheets.

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Letter no.269 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 119-127, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100024052050.0x00002b> [accessed 18 February 2020]

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