‘Administration report on the Persian Gulf Political Residency and Maskat Political Agency for 1894-95’

IOR/V/23/67, No 326

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The record is made up of 1 volume (31 pages). It was created in 1895. 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 Maskat [Muscat] Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. for 1894-95, 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 62-65v) written by Colonel Frederick Alexander Wilson, 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 summary gives an outline of regional developments during the previous year and is divided up as follows:

1. Oman-Maskat Coast

2. Oman Pirate Coast

3. Bahrein [Bahrain]

4. Nejd

5. El Hasa [Al Hasa] and Ojair ['Uqayr]

6. El Katif [Al Qatif]

7. El Katr [Qatar]

8. Persian Arabistan

9. Fars and Persian Coast

10. Persian Baluchistan and Mekran

11. Slave Trade

12. Royal Navy Vessels

13. Observatory

Appendix A to Part 1 (folio 66) contains two tables; 1) Table showing force and prevailing directions of Winds and recorded Rainfall at Bushire for the year 1894-95 & 2) Abstract of Meteorological Observations for the year ending 31st March 1895 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.

Part 2, is an Administration Report on the Maskat Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. and Consulate for the year 1894-95 (folios 67-69) written by Lieutenant John Frederick Whyte, 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, Maskat. The report provides a summary of political and military developments in Maskat throughout the previous year.

Part 3, is a report on the Trade and Commerce of the Consular District of Bushire for the Year 1894 (folios 70-72) written by Colonel Frederick Alexander Wilson, 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 contains a summary of matters related to trade in the region and a description of imports to/exports from Persia. Appendix A to part 3 (folios 73-80v) contains 25 tabular statistics tables related to trade in the region.

Part 4 , is a Trade Report of Maskat (folios 81-86) written by Lieutenant John Frederick Whyte, 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, Maskat. The report contains a number of tabular statistics tables related to trade to/from Maskat.

Part 5, is a Trade Report of Mohammerah for the Year 1894 (folios 87-88) written by W McDouall, Vice-Consul, Mohammerah [Khorramshahr]. Part 5 contains the following appendices: A) A series of tabular statistics tables related to trade to/from Mohammerah (folios 88v-90) and B) a note on the Conditions of Date Cultivation in Persian Arabia (folio 90v).

Extent and format
1 volume (31 pages)
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 61) 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 60, and ends on the last folio, on number 90.

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/23/67, No 326
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No. 326 Foreign Department Serial No. 76

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1895 (CE, Gregorian)

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