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Formal Recognition of Sayyid Turkī bin Sa‘īd Āl Bū Sa‘īd as Ruler of Muscat [‎664r] (3/8)

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The record is made up of 1 item (4 folios). It was created in 27 Nov 1871-30 Jan 1872. 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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Enclosure No. 1.
. dated Bombay, 27th November 1871.
From—W. Wedderburn, Esq., Acting Secy, to the Government of Bombay,
To—C. U. Aitchison, Esq., C.S.I., Secy, to the Govt, of India, Foreign Dept.
j- ^ erence yo iir letter dated the 16th June 1871, No. 1238P. I am
directed to forward herewith, for submission to the Government of India, copy a
letter from the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in 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. , No. 968-248, of the 28th
August last, with enclosure 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 Muscat, reporting the
formal recognition of His Highness Syud Toorkee as Ruler of Muscat o£ the
8th ol that month.
2. I am to state that the proceedings of 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. in this matter
have been approved by this Government.
No. 843-214, of 31st July 1871.
No. 2757, of 25th June 1871, with en
closure from Government of India,
No. 1238R, of 16th June 1871.
No. 968-248, dated Bushire, 28th August 1871.
From — Lieutenant-Colonel Lewis Pelly, C.S.I., Her Britannic Majesty's Political
Resident in 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. ,
To—Secretary to the Government of Bombay.
Referring to my letter as per margin, and to its enclosures, concerning the
recognition of His Highness Syud Toorkee as Ruler
of Muscat, I have now the honor to enclose a copy
of a telegram which I forwarded to you on the
14th instant, reporting that the recognition had
taken place in conformity with the instructions of
Government on the 8th instant.
I beg also to enclose copies of two letters which I have received, the one
Major Ross’ letter No. 464, of 10 th H' 0 " 1 the Politioal Ageut at Muscat, and the other
August 1871. from the Senior Naval Officer of Her Majesty’s
Ca August L i8 d 7 d r. r,S letter dated llth Ships present, reporting the circumstances of the
recognition, and forwarding translated purports of
correspondence passed between His Highness Syud Toorkee and the Political
Agent on the occasion.
3. I respectfully trust that the proceedings in this matter may be approved.
-The arrangement made between His Highness Syud Toorkee and
Ebrahim bin Gheis, concerning the Government of
Sohar and its adjacent coast line, is remarked on in
a separate letter submitted by this opportunity.
No. 970-250, dated 28th August 1871
Telegram dated 14th August 1871.
From —Pelly, Btishire,
To—Political Secretary, Bombay.
. Orders for recognition of Syud Toorkee carried into effect on eighth.
No. 464, dated Muscat, 10th August 1871.
From — Major E. C. Ross, Her Britannic Majesty’s 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. and Consul, Muscat,
-Lieutenant-Colonel Lewis Pelly, C.S.I., Her Britannic Majesty’s Political
Resident in 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. .
1 h a ve the honor to acknowledge your letter No. 823-413, dated 31st July,
with enclosures as per margin, which
reacheL v '<qie on Sunday last, the 6th
instant, a^ ' tp report that the instruc
tions therein contained were carried into
No. 2757, dated 25th June 1871, from the Acting Secre
tary to Government, Bombay.
No. 1238P., of 16th June 1871, from Mr. Foreign Secre
tary Aitchison, C.S.I., and
Telegram from Colonel Pelly, C.S.I., to Commander
Lodder, R.N., dated 24th July 1871.
On the 6th instant, His Highness Syud Toorkee returned to Muscat,
and Her Majesty’s Ship Bullfinch having arrived the same day, I arranged

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Letter and Enclosure to HM Secretary of State for India, dated 27 December 1871, concerning the formal recognition of Syud Toorkee [Sayyid Turkī bin Sa‘īd Āl Bū Sa‘īd] as Ruler of Muscat.

The main correspondents are Lieutenant-Colonel Lewis Pelly, Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in 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. ; and Major Edward Charles Ross, 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. and Consul, Muscat.

The papers record that 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. , the officers of HMS Bullfinch , and 'all the English gentlemen at present in Muscat' were received by the new Sultan, and that a twenty-one gun salute was fired by the Bullfinch .

The papers also contain a copy of a letter from Syud Toorkee.

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Formal Recognition of Sayyid Turkī bin Sa‘īd Āl Bū Sa‘īd as Ruler of Muscat [‎664r] (3/8), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/5/268, ff 663-666, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100089599250.0x000089> [accessed 10 December 2019]

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