Affairs in Scinde and Elsewhere [460r] (17/518)
The record is made up of 1 item (259 folios). It was created in 1 Sep 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 72 of 1841, dated 1 September 1841. The enclosures are dated 30 March to 1 September 1841, and mostly relate to Scinde [Sindh, also spelled Sinde].
The enclosures mostly consist of correspondence, and the following: précis of Intelligence from the Upper Scinde Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ; memoranda of occurrences at the Lower Scinde Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ; and newsletters from the Assistant Secretary to the Government of India.
The main correspondents include: the Secretary to the Government of Bombay and the Acting Secretary to the Government of Bombay; the Secretary to the Government of India; 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. , Lower Scinde [Sindh]; the Military Board; the Political Commissioner for Guzerat [Gujarat]; and the Quarter Master General of the Army.
The enclosures include correspondence regarding: information requested by the Government of India on the medical statistics of the various stations of the troops employed to the Westward, and especially of Shaul, Cutchee, and Upper Scinde; the claim for compensation by the contractor of camels obtained at Pahlunpoor [Palanpur, also spelled Pahlunpore] in 1839 for use in Sinde; and other matters.
The newsletters from the Assistant Secretary to the Government of India report on news relating to places in India and elsewhere, including: the North West Frontier; Peshawur [Peshawar]; Upper Sinde; Lower Sinde; Gwalior; Cashmere [Kashmir]; Afghanistan, including Candahar [Kandahar]; Aden; Kokund [Kokand]; Persia [Iran], including Ispahan [Isfahan]; Baghdad; Muscat; Nepal (also spelled Nepaul); and China.
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There is an abstract of contents of the despatch, numbered 1-60, on folios 454-464. These numbers are repeated for reference on the last verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. of each enclosure. Enclosures 3-5, 49, and 53-58, listed in the abstract of contents, are not included in the volume.
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