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‘Secret Letters received, by way of Marseilles, Oct 1 1855’ [‎67v] (2/16)

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The record is made up of 1 item (8 folios). It was created in 1 Oct 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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This bundle consists of summaries, and partial transcripts, of secret letters received from both the President in Council (22 August 1855, Numbers 46-48) and the Government of Bombay (one undated and 29 August 1855, Number 57). The amount of detail for each entry therefore varies.

The subject matter of the letters from the President in Council (folios 67-69) includes the construction of police border posts along the Burmese Frontier, a proposal to build a wall around the cantonment at Peshawar, and an update on the dispute between the Maharaja of Cashmere [Kashmir] and his nephew Jowahir Singh.

The section from Bombay (folios 70-74) covers Russian objections to the export of animals from Turkish Arabia to the Crimea by the British, and proposals for raising a detachment of irregular horse or mounted police at Aden.

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‘Secret Letters received, by way of Marseilles, Oct 1 1855’ [‎67v] (2/16), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Mss Eur F231/26, ff 67-74, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 20 October 2019]

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