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This project is running in the summer of 2020 at NYU Abu Dhabi to create transcriptions of a sample of different handwritings from the inner and outer letter books of the British colonial residency at Bushire (1800-1860). The project also includes OCR correction from other sources. They are part of the OpenGulf project (https://opengulf.github.io/).
Vol 1 Letters inward and outward

Vol 1 Letters inward and outward

A collection of letters sent from and received at the East India Company's Bushire Residency from the establishment of the settlement in early 1763 until late 1788. The letters are mostly between the Residency and the Agency in Basra or the Presidency at Bombay, but there are several letters from...

544 pages: 2% indexed, 2% transcribed, 1% needs review
VOL 11 LETTERS INWARD AND OUTWARD

VOL 11 LETTERS INWARD AND OUTWARD

The volume contains letters received by the Resident at Bushire. For most of the period covered by this volume the Acting Resident at Bushire was Lieutenant William Bruce. The two other occupants of the Residency during this period were Andrew Jukes, Surgeon, and Stephen Babington. Correspondents...

100 pages: 1% indexed, 30% transcribed
Vol 5 Letters inward and outward

Vol 5 Letters inward and outward

Most of the letters in this file are written by Mirza Mehedy Ally Khaun [Mirza Mahdi 'Ali Khan Bahadur], who was the Native Agent at Bushire from October 1798 to January 1803, although there are also a significant number of letters received by him. Other correspondents include: Samuel Manesty,...

112 pages: 4% indexed, 26% transcribed, 5% needs review
Vol 99: Secret Letters Outward

Vol 99: Secret Letters Outward

The file consists of letters sent outwards from the British Residency in the Persian Gulf; the position of Resident in the Persian Gulf is held by Samuel Hennell during this period, with the exception of a brief period at the start of the file when the position is held James Morrison. This...

264 pages: 0% indexed, 0% transcribed, 1% needs review
‘Letters inward; `diaries of Captain Hamerton’s proceedings at Sharjah’’

‘Letters inward; `diaries of Captain Hamerton’s proceedings at Sharjah’’

The file contains correspondence and other papers received by the Residency in the Persian Gulf during 1840. The principal correspondents are Commodore George Barnes Brucks, Commanding the Naval Squadron in the Persian Gulf, Commander Anthony H Nott of the Honourable Company’s Brigantine ...

231 pages: 0% indexed, 1% transcribed
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