‘Report on the Administration of the Persian Gulf Political Residency and Muskat Political Agency for the year 1878-79.’

IOR/V/23/36, No 165

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The record is made up of 1 volume (72 folios). It was created in 1880. 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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Administration Report of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Political Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. and Muskat [Muscat] Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. for 1878-79, published by the Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, India (Calcutta), forming part of the Selections from the Records of the Government of India, Foreign Department, and based on reports sent to Government by the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. and 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. at Muscat.

The report is divided up into a number of sections and subsections, as follows:

Part 1, is a General Report (folios 102-107) written by Edward Charles Ross, Resident in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. that gives a summary of developments in the region during the past year. It is divided up as follows:

1. 'Oman;

2. Arab Coast;

3. Bahrain;

4. Nejd, El Hasa [Al Hasa], El Katr [Qatar];

5. Southern Persia;

6. Bassidore [Bāsa‘īdū];

7. Establishments;

8. Slave Trade.

Part 1 contains the following appendices (folios 107v-115):

Appendix A: contains a number of meteorological tables in Bushire and Shiraz during the previous year.

Appendix B: 'Description of the Bahrain Islands' by Captain Edward Law Durand, First Assistant Resident, Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. .

Appendx C: 'Memorandum on the Topography, &c., of Khuzistan or Persian Arabia, by P J C Robertson, Esq., Assistant 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. , Busrah [Basra].

Part 2 , is a Report on Trade of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. for 1878 (folios 116-119) written by Edward Charles Ross, Resident in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. . It also contains a Memorandum on the Opium of Persia written by George Lucas, Uncovenanted Assistant to the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. , Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. .

Part 2 contains the following appendices (folios 119v-159):

Appendix A: Memorandum on cultivation of a village in one of the Boolooks (districts) of Shiraz.

Appendix B: Three tables related to the number of vessels engaged in trade in Oman, Bahrain and from Lingah to Dayer.

Appendix C: A series of 29 tabular statements relating to numerous aspects of trade in the region.

Part 3 , is an Administration Report of the Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. Muskat, for the year 1878-79 (folio 159v-160) written by Samuel Barrett Miles, 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. and Consul, Muskat. The report provides a summary of developments in Muskat and the surrounding region during the previous year.

Part 3 contains the following appendix:

Appendix A: 'Memorandum on Geography of 'Oman' by Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Barrett Miles, 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. and Consul, Muskat.

Part 4 , is a Muskat Trade report written by Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Barrett Miles, 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. and Consul, Muskat (folios 162v-169). The report contains a number of tabular statements related to trade to/from Muskat during the previous year.

Extent and format
1 volume (72 folios)
Arrangement

The report is arranged into a number of sections and subsections, with statistic data in tabular format directly following written sections. There is a contents page at the front of the report (folios 100-101) that lists the report's contents and uses the report's own pagination sequence.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: There is a foliation sequence, which is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. It begins on the first folio, on number 98, and ends on the last folio, on number 169.

Pagination: The volume contains an original typed pagination sequence.

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English in Latin script
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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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IOR/V/23/36, No 165
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Foreign Department No. 165

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1880 (CE, Gregorian)

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