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Letters and Enclosures etc., Received from Gombroon [Bandar-e ʻAbbās] [‎4r] (24/516)

The record is made up of 2 volumes (247 folios). It was created in 31 Jan 1745-16 Mar 1763. 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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Two volumes containing a collection of letters and enclosures dispatched from Gombroon [Bandar-e ʻAbbās] Factory An East India Company trading post. to ‘the Court of Directors The London-based directors of the East India Company who dealt with the daily conduct of the Company's affairs. for affairs of the United Company of Merchants of England Trading to the East Indies’. Each letter has the date it was received overland, and the date it was read in Court noted at the end of it. At some point these letters were assigned numbers from 2487-2604, in red (turned to purplish) ink. Any missing numbers in between indicate that the letter is missing.

The letters cover variety of issues and topics including:

The volumes include enclosures of letters exchanged with the Factory An East India Company trading post. Warehouse Keeper, Danvers Graves, who took the place of the late Resident at Spahaun, John Pierson [also written as Peirsons]. Mr Graves was instructed to clear the Company’s debt at Spahaun, sort the outstanding bills, settle the affairs of the Carmenia bill, and provide a detailed account of Mr Peirson’s fraud accounts and his transactions with local merchants, particularly with Hodjee Ibrahim Bozoork [Haji Ibrahim Buzurg] and Mirza Boggher [Mirza Baqer, also written as Bagher]. The volumes also include records of the examinations of John Pierson before the Agent and Council at Gombroon, and remarks on his conduct and management of affairs at Spahaun.

The volumes contain enclosures of letters from the Resident at Bussorah [Basra], William Shaw, to the Court of Directors The London-based directors of the East India Company who dealt with the daily conduct of the Company's affairs. for affairs at Bombay [Mumbai] reporting on the state of affairs in the region, ships sailing and arriving, the activities of the Aleppo traders, letters dispatched to Aleppo, and the Turks’ activities in the region.

The letters in the volumes include records of the arrival and departure of ships, including the Rose Galley , the Welcome , the Godolphin , the Swallow , the Heathcote , the Fort William , the Fort St. George , the Jenney , the Nancy , the Prince of Orange , the Drake , the Oxford , the Shaftesbury , the Boscawen, the Man of War , the Prince Henry , the Hector , the Guardian , the Fezeraboony [ Fayz Rabbani ], and the Prince of Wales . Ships sailed mainly to and from Gombroon, Bombay, Bussorah, Surat, Bengall [Bengal], Boutchier [Būshehr, also written as Boucheir, Busshire], Madrass [Madras, i.e. Chennai], the Island of Socrata [Socotra Island], Batavia [Jakarta], Judda [Jeddah], China, Mocha, Muscat and England.

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2 volumes (247 folios)

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the volumes.

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Foliation: this file consists of two physical volumes. The foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at f 1 of volume one (ff 1-130) and terminates at f 247 of volume two (ff 131-247); 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. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out. The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the leading and ending flyleaves.

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Letters and Enclosures etc., Received from Gombroon [Bandar-e ʻAbbās] [‎4r] (24/516), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/G/29/17, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 15 July 2024]

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