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The record is made up of 1 volume (677 folios). It was created in 30 Mar 1842-1 Apr 1842. 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 contains copies of enclosures to despatches 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. Secret Department to the East India Company 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. .

The volume is divided into five items:

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1 volume (677 folios)

The enclosures to each despatch within the volume (each item) are divided by blue dividers (there is an additional divider at folio 369 of IOR/L/PS/5/405, ff 364-436). The sets of enclosures to despatches are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the volume. The enclosures within each despatch (except IOR/L/PS/5/405, ff 437-677) are preceded by an abstract of contents, in which the despatch itself (not included) is numbered 1, the abstract of contents 2, and the enclosures 3, 4, etc. The numbers listed in the abstract of contents are recorded for reference on the verso The back of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'v'. of the last folio of each enclosure, along with the original reference, and a description of each enclosure.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 679; 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 A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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‘ENCLOSURES TO SECRET LETTERS FROM BOMBAY’, Vol 43 [‎spine] (3/1362), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/5/405, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 20 July 2024]

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