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Enclosure in Letter from Henry Willock to the Secret Committee of 29 Mar 1820 [‎8v] (16/16)

The record is made up of 1 item (8 folios). It was created in 21 Feb 1820. 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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A copy of a letter from Major-General William Grant Keir, Commander of the 1819 expedition to the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , to Francis Warden, Chief Secretary to 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], sent from HMS Liverpool off the island of Kenn [Kīsh] and dated 21 February 1820. The letter contains a report on the islands of Kishmee [Qeshm] and Kenn which evaluates the islands as potential British commercial and military bases in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , discussing the navigability, availability of supplies, and population of the islands. Keir advises against establishing a base on Kishmee, instead recommending Kenn, and proposes that the island should be acquired from the Sheikh [Shaikh] of Charak [Bandar-e Chārak].

The letter was enclosed in the letter of Henry Willock, HM Chargé d’Affaires in Persia [Iran], to the Secret Committee Pre-1784, the Committee responsible for protecting East India Company shipping. Post-1784, its main role was to transmit communications between the Board of Control and the Company's Indian governments on matters requiring secrecy. of the Court of Directors The London-based directors of the East India Company who dealt with the daily conduct of the Company's affairs. of the East India Company, dated 29 March 1820 [IOR/L/PS/9/69/1].

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Condition: the letter was perforated in an attempt to stop the spread of disease.

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Enclosure in Letter from Henry Willock to the Secret Committee of 29 Mar 1820 [‎8v] (16/16), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/9/69/2, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100123358070.0x000011> [accessed 26 February 2024]

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