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Persian Gulf Affairs [‎191r] (17/362)

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The record is made up of 1 item (181 folios). It was created in 31 Mar 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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This part of the volume consists of copies of enclosures to a despatch 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 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. , Number 31 of 1842, dated 31 March 1842. The enclosures mostly consist of correspondence sent to and from the 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. , dated 5 July 1841 to 24 March 1842, concerning affairs in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. and Zanzibar.

The main correspondent is the Officiating Resident in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. . Other correspondents include: the Secretary to the Government of India; HM Consul and HC [Honourable Company] Agent at Muscat; and the Superintendent of the Indian Navy.

The enclosures discuss matters including:

The enclosures also include copies of letters containing intelligence from Persia from the News Writer The lowest of the four classes into which East India Company civil servants were divided. A Writer’s duties originally consisted mostly of copying documents and book-keeping. at Shiraz, and a report on the state of affairs in Turkish Arabia A term used by the British officials to describe the territory roughly corresponding to, but not coextensive with, modern-day Iraq under the control of the Ottoman Empire. [Ottoman Iraq] from the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. in Turkish Arabia A term used by the British officials to describe the territory roughly corresponding to, but not coextensive with, modern-day Iraq under the control of the Ottoman Empire. .

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There is an abstract of contents of the despatch, numbered 1-65, on folios 184-195. These numbers are repeated 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.

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Persian Gulf Affairs [‎191r] (17/362), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/5/405, ff 183-363, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100184303239.0x00002d> [accessed 21 July 2024]

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