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Richard de V. Thomas: Letters on Persian border mission

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9500

Scope and Contents

32 letters from Thomas to his family, 1871-72; MS essay 'Persia – a buffer state'. [1-32] Letters from de Visme Thomas to members of his family, l4 NOV 1871 to 22 JUN 1872, while private secretary to Goldsmid during the expedition to survey and negotiate settlement of Perso-Afghan and Perso-Baluch border questions. The letters describe the voyage to the Persian Gulf (NOV-DEC 1871) and the expedition to Tehran (JAN- JUL 1872). [33] Thomas, MS essay 'Persia – a buffer state'.


  • Creation: 1871-1872


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purchased 1998

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