‘Administration Report on the Persian Gulf Political Residency and Muscat Political Agency for 1892-93’

IOR/V/23/63, No 304

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The record is made up of 30 folios. It was created in 1893. 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 1892-3, 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 146-151) written by Adelbert Cecil Talbot, 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. . This section gives a summary of developments in the region during the previous year and is divided up as follows:

1. 'Oman Muscat Coast

2. 'Oman Pirate Coast

3. Bahrain

4. Nejd

5. El Katif [Al Qatif]

6. El Hasa [Al Hasa]

7. Kowait [Kuwait]

7. (sic) El Katr [Qatar]

8. Persian Arabistan

9. Fars and Persian Coast

10. Persian Baluchistan

11. Slave Trade

12. Royal Navy Vessels

13. Political Appointments

14. Observatory

Appendix A to part 1 (folios 151-152) contains the following tabular statistics charts:

Table No. 1 - Table showing Force and Prevailing Directions of Winds and recorded Rainfall at Bushire for the year 1892-93.

Table No. 2 - Abstract Table of Meteorological Observations for the year ending 31st March 1893 taken at 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. Observatory, Bushire, 1892-93.

Table No. 3 - Abstract Table of Meteorological Observations for the year ending 31st March 1893 taken at the Civil Hospital, Muscat.

Part 2 is an Administration Report of the Muscat Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. for the Year 1892-93 (folios 153-154) written by Major James Hayes Sadler, 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, Muscat. The report provides a summary of political and military developments in Muscat during the previous year.

Part 3 , is a Report on the Trade and Commerce of Southern Persia and Mohammerah for the Year 1892 (folios 155-156) written by Adelbert Cecil Talbot, 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. . The report discusses trade developments in the region during the previous year. It is followed by Appendix A (folios 157-164) which contains a series of 24 tabular statistics charts related to different aspects of trade in the area.

Part 4 , is a Muscat Trade Report for the year 1892-93 (folios 165-170) written by Major James Hayes Sadler, 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, Muscat. The report contains a number of detailed tables related to trade to/from Muscat.

Part 5 , is a Report on the Trade of Mohammerah for the Year 1892 (folio 171). The report is followed by Appendix A (folios 172-173) which contains a series of tables related to trade to/from Mohammerah.

Extent and format
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 144) 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 144, and ends on the last folio, on number 173.

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/23/63, No 304
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No. 304 Foreign Department Serial No. 58

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1893 (CE, Gregorian)

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