‘Administration Report on the Persian Gulf Political Residency and Maskat Political Agency for 1895-96’

IOR/V/23/69, No 338

Download PDF (20 MB)

Search within this record

The record is made up of 1 volume (43 folios). It was created in 1896. 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.

About this record

Content

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 1895-96, 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 257-261) 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. , that provides a summary of regional developments during the previous year and is divided up as follows:

1. Oman Maskat Coast

2. Oman Pirate Coast

3. Bahrain

4. Nejd

5. El Hasa

6. Persian Arabistan

7. Fars and Persian Coast

8. Persian Baluchistan

9. Slave Trade

10. Piracy

11. Royal Navy

12. Official Changes

13. Observatory

Appendix A to part 1 (folio 262) contains the following two tables:

Table No. 1 - Table showing the force and prevailing directions of wind and recorded rainfall at Bushire for the year 1895-96.

Table No. 2 - Abstract of meteorological observations for the year ending 31st March 1896 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 of the Maskat Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. for the year 1895-96 (folios 263-264). The report is written by Captain Francis Granville Beville, 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 and provides a summary of developments in Maskat during the previous year.

Part 3 , is a Report on the trade and commerce of the consular district of Bushire for the year 1895 (folios 265-266). The report is 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. , 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 provides a summary of trade developments during the previous year. It is followed by Appendix A (folios 267-281) which contains a series of 25 statistics tables related to several aspects of trade in and around the port of Bushire during the previous year.

Part 4 , is a Maskat Trade Report (folios 282-293) written by Captain Francis Granville Beville, 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 series of statistics tables related to trade to/from Maskat during the previous year.

Part 5 , is a Report on the trade and commerce of Mohammerah for the year 1895 (folio 294). Appendix A (folios 295-297), that follows the report, contains a series of statistics tables related to trade to/from Mohammerah during the previous year.

Extent and format
1 volume (43 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 256) 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 255, and ends on the last folio, on number 297.

Pagination: The volume contains an original typed pagination sequence.

Written in
English in Latin script
Type
Archival file

Archive information for this record

Access & Reference

Original held at
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
Access conditions

Unrestricted

Archive reference
IOR/V/23/69, No 338
Former external reference(s)
No. 338 Foreign Department Serial No. 84

History of this record

Date(s)
1896 (CE, Gregorian)

Use and share this record

Share this record
Cite this record in your research

‘Administration Report on the Persian Gulf Political Residency and Maskat Political Agency for 1895-96’, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/V/23/69, No 338, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000358.0x0002cb> [accessed 22 March 2019]

Link to this record
IIIF details

This record has a IIIF manifest available as follows. If you have a compatible viewer you can drag the icon to load it.https://www.qdl.qa/en/iiif/81055/vdc_100000000358.0x0002cb/manifestOpen in Universal viewerOpen in Mirador viewerMore options for embedding images