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Report No.67 of 1863 detailing the tribes, trades and resources of the Gulf Littoral [‎1r] (1/58)

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The record is made up of 29 folios. It was created in 13 Apr 1863. 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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No.67 of 1863.
P olitical D epartment.
Lieutenant Colonel L ewis P elly,
Acting 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. and Consul General 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. .
T he C hief S ecretary to G overnment,
In the Political Department, Bom
B ushire, l8b&.
J submit some superficial remarks, based on personal observation and
hearsay, concerning the tribes, trade, and resources, around the shore line 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. .
2. As you enter the Gulf, the town of Bunder Abbass, with its adjacent
historic Island of Ormuz, lies on your right, and Cape Mussendom on your left.
3. As you leave the Gulf, after traversing its entire length North-Westward,
and pass up the Shat-ul-Arab, or Busreh River, the town of Busreh is on your
left, and the fort of Mahomera on your right.
4. All the Territory from Mahomera to Bunder Abbass, is directly or indi
rectly under the Persian Government. And all the Territory from Cape Mussen
dom to Busreh, is either directly or indirectly under Turkey; or else is held by
independent Arab Chiefs.
5. A map is annexed, showing the several jurisdictions and their principal
Ports, all round the Gulf: beginning at Mahomera, and ending at Busreh.
6. These jurisdictions may be classified, and their Ports named as follows:
1st. Territory owning the Sovereignty of the Shah of Persia, but
administered by
The Cliaab Arabs from tlie Karoon to the Hindeean, including Mahomera, Native Arab
Dorack, Bunder Mashoor, Hindeean, and Zeitoon. PI * f . ^ '
Minor Arab settlements to the southward of the Hindeean, but which are in ^ ' SUDject,
this report included under class II for specified reasons. llOWGVer, to Visi
tation from the
Finance Department of tlie Persian Prince Governor at Sinister.
2nd. Territory directly under the local Officers of the Shah; and of which
the Customs and
Bushire, Congoon, Asseeloo, Nabend, Nakheeloo, Cheroo, Khelat, Charrack, Revenues are
Mogoo and Lingah. 'fli ^ ^ f ^
There are many other small Hamlets along this line; but they are unworthy ^
of particularization. lor by Mer Ma
jesty's Gover
nors, or accounted for, in detail, to the Persian Treasury.
3rd. Territory farmed by the Shah to the Sultan of Muscat, for
a term of years,
1. Bunder Abbass with its adjacent district, northwards to a point near under a Treatv
Lingah, and southwards to a tract whose political jurisdiction is not determined , rl * f 1
under Treaty entered into, and recognised by every body concerned. 2nd. Island into be-
of Kishm and Dependencies. tween the late
Imaum of Muscat
and His Majesty, in 1856.
4th. Ternto -
The Mussendom Promontory inclusive of Khoomzar, and Khussub. The Frontier ^ y ' % , i
between Muscat and Ras-ul-khyma Territory, is near where the plain and mountains ry ^ 11 ecty un
meet at Shaam. der the Sultan
of Muscat.

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Report from Pelly to the Chief Secretary to Government in the Political Department, Bombay, compiled in Bushire 13 April 1863.

The report details the tribes, trade and resources of the Gulf Littoral which is divided into seven areas according to their political administration. The report also includes a list of detailed statements of imports and exports at Bushire.

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29 folios
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Item foliated in the front top right hand corner of each folio with a pencil number enclosed in a circle.

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