‘Administration report of the Persian Gulf Political Residency and Muscat Political Agency for 1889-90’

IOR/V/23/58, No 274

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The record is made up of 1 volume (30 folios). It was created in 1890. 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.

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Administration Report of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. and Muscat Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. for 1899-1900, published by the Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, India (Calcutta), forming part of 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 Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. 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 Summary (folios 200-203) written 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 Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , Edward Charles Ross and divided up as follows:

  • 1. Oman-Muscat State, records recognition of His Highness Seyyid Feysal-bin-Turki as Sultan and ruler of the Muscat State by the Government of India.
  • 2. Oman-Pirate Coast , gives summary of relations between the various ruling families on the coast and contains a list of the estimated numbers of pearl-fishing boats sailing from Pirate Coast ports.
  • 3. El Bahrain, contains summary of events in Bahrain including reports that a number of members of the Naeem and Salateh tribes from El-Katr [Qatar] have settled in Bahrain.
  • 4. El Katr , includes details of feud between Shaikh Jasim-bin-Mohammed Bin Thani and the Chief of Abu Dhabi and reports on relations between Katr [Qatar] and the Turkish authorities.
  • 5. Nejd and El Hasa, reports that Emir Mohammed "Ibn Rashid" exercises authority over all of Nejd and comments on the energetic administration of the Muteserrif (Governor) of El-Hasa. Also records robberies from a number of boats in Kateef (Al Qatif) harbour.
  • 6. Fars and Persian Coast , summarises political developments in the region and mentions a summer cholera epidemic that is discussed in greater detail in Appendix C.
  • 7. Persian Arabistan, summary of political and trading developments in the region, also mentions Cholera epidemic in Mohammerah [Khorramshahr].
  • 8. Persian Baluchistan , summary of political developments in the region, notes the cruelty and misconduct of the Governor of Baluchistan, Abul Fath Khan.
  • 9. Slave Traffic, summary of the status of slave traffic in the region, records details of some slaves manumitted by the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. .

Part 1 contains the following appendices (folios 204-208):

A) Genealogical Table of Chief Arab Families of Persian Arabistan;

B) Table of Eliyat tribes of South-Western and Central Persia;

C) Notes on Cholera in Persia, by Surgeon-Major T. Ffrench Mullen;

D) Meteorological Tables.

Part 2, is a resume of Muscat Affairs (folios 209-210) written by Atmarim Sadashiv Jayakar, Surgeon-Major, In Charge Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Muscat. The resume provides a summary of political and military developments in Muscat throughout the year.

Part 3, is a Report (folios 211-212) on the Trade of South Persia and the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. for the Year 1889, written 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 Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , Edward Charles Ross. Part 3 contains the following appendix (folios 213-221): A) Series of Tabular Statistics tables related to trade in the region.

Part 4, is a Muscat Trade Report for the Year 1889-90, the report (folios 222-227), written by Atmarim Sadashiv Jayakar, Surgeon-Major, In Charge Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Muscat, contains a number of detailed tables related to trade to/from Muscat.

Extent and format
1 volume (30 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 (folio 199) which list the report's contents.

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 198, and ends on the last folio, on number 227.

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
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IOR/V/23/58, No 274
Former external reference(s)
Foreign Department Serial No. 35 No. 274

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1890 (CE, Gregorian)

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