‘Secret Letters received March 20: 1855 by way of Marseilles’

Mss Eur F231/25, ff 19-64

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The record is made up of 1 item (46 folios). It was created in 20 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 both the Governor General of India (8 February, Numbers 7-13) and the Government of Bombay (16 February, Numbers 14-17 and 19-20). The amount of detail for each entry therefore varies.

The subject matter of the letters from the Governor General (folios 19-61) includes the following: criticism of the Government of India's Punjab Frontier Policy from Major John Jacob, Nepalese military preparations for an invasion of Thibet [Tibet], news from Burmah [Burma], discussion over whether the Government of India should intervene in a feud between Gulab Singh – the Maharaja of Cashmere [Kashmir] – and his nephew Jowahir Singh, and discussion over the line of policy the Government of India should take over a proposed treaty of friendship with Afghanistan.

The section from Bombay consists of two folios only (folios 62-63). They consist of brief updates on Aden and the 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. .

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