‘Secret Letters received by way of Marseilles, March 31.1855’

Mss Eur F231/25, ff 65-76

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The record is made up of 1 item (12 folios). It was created in 31 Mar 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 the Governor General of India (8 February 1855, Number 14), the President in Council (22 February 1855, Numbers 15-17) and the Government of Bombay (28 February 1855, Numbers 18-19). The amount of detail for each entry therefore varies.

The letter from the Governor General consists of two folios only (folios 65-66r) and is concerned with the policy to be pursued at Aden.

The letters from the President in Council make up the bulk of the bundle (folios 66v-74r) and the subject matter includes the following: reports from Afghanistan regarding relations with Persia, opinions amongst Afghans on a proposed treaty of friendship with the Government of India, and reports on preparations – causing discontent – in Nepal for military action against Thibet [Tibet].

The section from Bombay consists of three folios only (folios 74v-76). It is predominantly concerned with the risk of the Sultan of Lahedge [Lahej] being overpowered by his enemies, and the question of whether the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. at Aden should be empowered to provide small sums in financial aid.

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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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Mss Eur F231/25, ff 65-76

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