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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 1 August 1757 and ending 31 July 1758 [‎8v] (23/148)

The record is made up of 1 volume (70 folios). It was created in 1 Aug 1757-31 Jul 1758. 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 Thomas Mostyn and Gascoyne Holmes 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. . Records of some significant political and military operations in the region are also preserved.

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

The diary includes records of letters exchanged between the Factory An East India Company trading post. Agent and the President and Governor-in-Council at Fort William, Roger Drake. It also includes records of letters exchanged between the Factory An East India Company trading post. Agent and the President and Governor of the Council of Bombay, Richard Bourchier. These mainly cover the situation in Persia, ways to increase the company's revenues, the amount of wool shipped, regulation of importing goods from various parts of India, duties on certain commodities, and permits given to private ships.

The diary includes records of letters received from the Resident at Bussorah [Basra, also written as Bossarah], William Shaw, to the Factory An East India Company trading post. at Gombroon in which he includes details of events taking place, ships sailing and arriving, and news received from the British Consulate at Aleppo.

The diary includes records of the arrival and departure of ships, including the Hopewell Snow , the Phoenix Schooner , the Frankey , the Dragon , the Prince Edward , the York , the Futtee Dowlet [ Fath’-i Dawlat ] Grab Shallow vessel with a projecting bow. , the Success , the Revenge , and the Drake . From Gombroon the ships sailed mainly to Bombay, Bussorah, Bengal, Mocha, Muscat and Ormus [Jazīreh-ye Hormoz, also written as Ormuz, Ormuse].

The diary includes abstracts of the standard account disbursements for each month. These cover the following: table expenses, garrison charges, the Afseen Garden, merchandised charges, extraordinary charges, stable charges, servants' wages, ships' charges, and Factory An East India Company trading post. repairs.

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1 volume (70 folios)
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The volume includes one diary that includes a table of contents (ff 3v-5r) recording the main events and their sequence in the diary. The diary itself is numbered 1-120, which corresponds to folios 6r-65v. 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 71; 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.

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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 1 August 1757 and ending 31 July 1758 [‎8v] (23/148), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/G/29/11, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100098428644.0x000018> [accessed 26 February 2024]

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