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Aden and Mocha Affairs [‎286r] (21/352)

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The record is made up of 1 item (176 folios). It was created in 31 Aug 1841. 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 part of the volume consists of enclosures to a despatch from the Government of Bombay Secret Department to the Secret Committee, Number 70 of 1841, dated 31 August 1841. The enclosures, numbered 3-59, are dated 25 June to 31 August 1841, and are mostly copies of letters sent and received by the Government of Bombay, relating to Aden and its hinterland, and to Mocha. There is a note in pencil on folio 277 stating: ‘Time would not admit of an abstract of contents being copied out’.

The correspondence consists of letters from the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Aden reporting on the state of affairs at Aden, and correspondence relating to matters including:

The main correspondents are as follows: the Secretary to the Government of Bombay and the Acting Secretary to the Government of Bombay; the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Aden; the Secretary to the Government of India; the Deputy Accountant General; the Military Board; and the Superintendent of the Indian Navy.

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There is no abstract of contents of the despatch. The enclosures are numbered 3-59 on the last verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. of each enclosure, and are arranged in numerical order.

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Aden and Mocha Affairs [‎286r] (21/352), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/5/397, ff 276-451, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100080207702.0x0000b7> [accessed 16 December 2019]

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