‘Administration Report on the Persian Gulf Political Residency and Maskat Political Agency for 1898-99’

IOR/V/23/76, No 369

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The record is made up of 1 volume (63 folios). It was created in 1899. 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 1898-99, 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 4-7) written by Lieutenant-Colonel Malcolm John Meade, 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 developments during the previous year. It is divided up as follows:

1. General

2. Oman-Maskat

3. Oman-Pirate Coast

4. Bahrein [Bahrain]

5. Nejd

6. Koweit [Kuwait]

7. Persian Arabistan

8. Fars and Persian Coast

9. Persian Baluchistan

10. Slave Trade

11. Piracy

12. Royal Navy

13. Official Changes

14. Observatory

Appendix A to part 1 (folio 8) contains the following tables:

Table No. 1 - Statement showing the force and prevailing directions of the wind and recorded rainfall at Bushire for the year 1898-99.

Table No. 2 - Abstract of Meteorological Observations for the year ending March 1899 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.

Appendix B to part 1 (folios 9-12) contains the following tables:

Table No. 1 - Statement showing the number of Dispensaries 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. during the year 1898.

Table No. 2 - Statement showing the number of In-door and Out-door Patients treated in the Dispensaries 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. during the year 1898.

Table No. 3 - Statement showing the diseases of the In-door and Out-door Patients treated in 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. Dispensary, Bushire, during the year 1898.

Table No. 3a - Statement showing the Surgical Operations performed in 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. Dispensary, Bushire, during the year 1898.

Table No. 4 - Statement showing the Classes and Sexes of the In-door and Out-door Patients treated in 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. Dispensary, Bushire, during the year 1898.

Table No. 5 Part 1 - Statement showing the Income and Expenditure of 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. Dispensary, Bushire, during the year 1898.

Table No. 5 Part 2 - Account of Invested Capital of 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. Dispensary, Bushire, for the year 1898.

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 1898-99 (folios 12v-13) written by C. G. F. Fagan, 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 developments in Maskat during the previous year.

Appendix A to part 2 (folios 13v-16) contains the following tables:

Table No. 1 - Statement showing the number of Dispensaries in Maskat during the year 1898.

Table No. 2 - Statement showing the number of In-door and Out-door Patients treated in the Civil Hospital, during the year 1898.

Table No. 3 - Statement showing the Diseases of the In-door and Out-door Patients treated in the Civil Hospital, Maskat, during the year 1898.

Table No. 4 - Statement showing the Classes and Sexes of the In-door and Out-door Patients treated in the Civil Hospital, Maskat, during the year 1898.

Table No. 5, Part 1 - Statement showing the Income and Expenditure of the Civil Hospital, Maskat, during the year 1898.

Table No. 5, Part 2 - Account of Invested Capital of the Civil Hospital, Maskat, clearing the year 1898.

Part 3 , is a Trade 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. for 1898 (folios 17-19) that provides a detailed description of trade developments in the region during the previous year.

Appendix A to part 3 (folios 20-57) contains a series of 27 tabular statistics charts related to several aspects of trade in the region.

Part 4 , is a Trade Report for Maskat for 1898-99 (folio 58) written by Major Christopher George Forbes Fagan, 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 brief description of trade in Maskat during the previous year and is followed by Appendix A (folios 58v-59) which contains the following tables:

Table No. 1 - Imports into Maskat.

Table No. 2 - Exports from Maskat.

Table No. 3 - Showing total number and tonnage of Vessels of each nation that entered the Port of Maskat.

Table No. 4 - Showing total number and tonnage of each nations that cleared from the Port of Maskat.

Part 5 , is a Report on the Trade of Mohammerah [Khorramshahr] and the Karun River for the Year 1898 (folio 60). It is followed by Appendix A which contains a series of tables related to trade to/from Mohammerah and the ports of the Karun River.

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1 volume (63 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 3) which list the report's contents.

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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/23/76, No 369
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No. 369 Foreign Department Serial No. 107

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1899 (CE, Gregorian)

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