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Diary and Consultations of Mr Alexander Douglas, Agent of the East India Company at Gombroon [Bandar-e ʻAbbās] in the Persian Gulf, commencing 16 January and ending 31 July 1760 [‎21v] (49/120)

The record is made up of 1 volume (56 folios). It was created in 16 Jan 1760-31 Jul 1760. 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 volume is in the form of a diary, which contains records of consultations at the Gombroon [Bandar-e ʻAbbās] Factory An East India Company trading post. . The Chief Agent, Alexander Douglas, and occasionally, the Factory An East India Company trading post. 's Council members William Nash and Dymoke Lyster, headed the consultations. They recorded the daily activities, the administrative decisions made, letters sent and received, and the significant political and military operations in the region.

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 Dragon , the Welcome , the Godolphin , the Swallow , the Fort William , the Royal George , the Duke of Dorset , the Drake , the Calcutta , the Monmouth , the Roumania and the Fuzeraboony .

Ships sailed mainly to and from Gombroon, Bombay, Bussorah, Bengall [Bengal], Surat, Muscat, Bushier [Būshehr], and Ormuse.

The diary includes abstracts of the standard account disbursements for each month. These cover the following: table expenses, garrison charges, house repairs, the Afseen Garden, merchandised charges, extraordinary charges, servants' wages, ships' charges, and hospital charges.

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1 volume (56 folios)
Arrangement

The diary includes a table of contents (ff 3 verso The back of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'v'. -4 recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. ) recording the main events and their sequence. The diary itself is numbered 1-99, which corresponds to folios 5-54. The papers are arranged in chronological order from the front to the rear of the diary.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 57; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. The foliation sequence does not include the front cover.

Pagination: the file also contains an original pagination sequence.

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Diary and Consultations of Mr Alexander Douglas, Agent of the East India Company at Gombroon [Bandar-e ʻAbbās] in the Persian Gulf, commencing 16 January and ending 31 July 1760 [‎21v] (49/120), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/G/29/12, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100091975086.0x000032> [accessed 26 February 2024]

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