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Diary and Consultations of Mr William Cockell, Agent of the East India Company at Gombroon [Bandar-e ʻAbbās] in the Persian Gulf, commencing August 1736 and ending July 1737 [‎375v] (52/78)

The record is made up of 1 item (38 folios). It was created in 1 Aug 1736-31 Jul 1737. 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 350-388), which contains records of consultations at the Gombroon [Bandar-e ʻAbbās] Factory An East India Company trading post. . The Chief Agent, William Cockell, and the Factory An East India Company trading post. Council members, including Nathaniel Whitwell, Thomas Waters, Walter Ray, and George Pack, headed the consultations. They recorded the daily activities, the administrative decisions made, letters received and sent, as well as visits to and from the Factory An East India Company trading post. . The margin sections in the diary include headlines noting the main events recorded in the consultations.

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 Carolina , the Robert Galley , the Richmond , the Precaution , the Fame , and the Sarah . From Gombroon the ships sailed mainly to Surat, Bengall [Bengal], Busarah [Basra, also written in the diary as Bussarah], and Bombay.

The diary includes records of letters exchanged mainly between the Factories at Gombroon, Spahaun, Carmenia, Shyrash, and the Council at Bombay, as well as letters and gifts exchanged with certain Persian officials. It also includes records of the exchange of visits between the Agent, the Dutch Chief, and certain Persian officials and merchants in the region.

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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1 item (38 folios)
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The diary includes a cover page (f 350) and, it has been numbered 1-73 which corresponds to folios 352-388. 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 William Cockell, Agent of the East India Company at Gombroon [Bandar-e ʻAbbās] in the Persian Gulf, commencing August 1736 and ending July 1737 [‎375v] (52/78), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/G/29/5/9, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100082436879.0x00009e> [accessed 26 February 2024]

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