‘Delay in the conveyance of certain intelligence from Bussorah to Bombay.’ [281v] (4/14)
The record is made up of 1 item (7 folios). It was created in 1 Sep 1815-1 Nov 1815. 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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This item consists of copies of correspondence, minutes and resolutions cited in, or enclosed with, letters from the Government of Bombay From c. 1668-1858, the East India Company’s administration in the city of Bombay [Mumbai] and western India. From 1858-1947, a subdivision of the British Raj. It was responsible for British relations with the Gulf and Red Sea regions. [Mumbai]. It concerns the transmission of news about the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo from Bussora [Basra] to Bombay. The primary subjects are:
- The difficulties experienced by Johanness Tergasper [Hovhannes Ter Gaspar], the Native Broker Often a local commercial agent in the Gulf who regularly performed duties of intelligence gathering and political representation. at Bussora, in finding a ship willing to leave immediately to convey to Bombay the packets containing the news of Napoleon’s defeat
- The consideration by Henry Meriton, Superintendent of Marine, of the claim by Captain Williams of the Durable for remuneration for losses due to freight foregone as a result of having agreed to convey the packets containing the news of Napoleon’s defeat to Bombay.
The primary correspondents are: Johanness Tergasper; Henry Meriton; and Captain Williams.
The title page (f 280) of the item contains the following references: ‘Bombay Political No. 9, Season 1815/16, Draft 3/5’; and ‘Examiner’s Office, September 1816’.
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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description (used for referencing) commences at 280, and terminates at 286, as it is part of a larger physical volume; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the bottom right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.
Pagination: the volume also contains an original pagination sequence.
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