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Diary and Consultations of Mr John Horne, Agent of the East India Company at Gombroon [Bandar-e ʻAbbās] in the Persian Gulf, commencing January 1729 and ending July 1729 [‎79v] (106/106)

The record is made up of 1 item (52 folios). It was created in 1 Jan 1729-31 Jul 1729. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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The item is in the form of a diary (ff 27-79), which contains records of consultations at the Gombroon [Bandar-e ʻAbbās] Factory An East India Company trading post. . The Chief Agent, John Horne, and the Factory An East India Company trading post. Council members, including John Geekie, Edward Clift and William May, headed the consultations. They recorded the daily activities, the administrative decisions made, letters received and sent, and visits to and from the Factory An East India Company trading post. .

Among the main details and issues recorded in the diary are the following:

The diary includes records of the arrival and departure of ships, including the Britannia , the Prince George , and the Victoria Frigate . From Gombroon the ships sailed mainly to Bombay, Muscat, and Ormuz [Hormuz, also written as Ormuse].

The diary includes abstracts of the standard account disbursements for each month. These cover the following: house expenses, garrison charges, the Afseen garden, hospital charges, medicines, marine charges, merchandised charges, house furniture, extraordinary charges, stable charges and servants' wages.

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The papers are arranged in chronological order from the front to the rear of the diary.

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Diary and Consultations of Mr John Horne, Agent of the East India Company at Gombroon [Bandar-e ʻAbbās] in the Persian Gulf, commencing January 1729 and ending July 1729 [‎79v] (106/106), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/G/29/5/2, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100082436876.0x0000a6> [accessed 26 February 2024]

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