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‘Secret Letters received, by way of Marseilles, Dec 1 1855’ [‎99r] (5/24)

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The record is made up of 1 item (12 folios). It was created in 1 Dec 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 October 1855, Numbers 56-58) and the Government of Bombay (1 and 2 November 1855, Numbers 66-69). The amount of detail for each entry therefore varies.

The section from the President in Council (folios 91-105) includes news from the civil wars in Bokhara [Bukhara] and Khiva, updates from Afghanistan, updates on the progress of Nepalese-Thibetan [Tibetan] peace negotiations, discussion over the policy of the Government of India towards independent tribes along its frontier with Burmah [Burma], and reports on the Government of India's diplomatic mission to the Court of Ava – including details of receptions with the King and Queen, and a reception with the Heir Apparent.

The dispatches from Bombay (folios 106-107) are concerned with warnings issued to officers of the Indian Navy over their conduct towards foreign dignitaries, and the naval blockade of Berbera.

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‘Secret Letters received, by way of Marseilles, Dec 1 1855’ [‎99r] (5/24), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Mss Eur F231/26, ff 97-108, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 22 October 2019]

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