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'Administration Report of the Persian Gulf Political Residency for the Years 1915-1919' [‎21r] (48/396)

The record is made up of 1 volume (194 folios). It was created in 1916-1920. 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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FOE THE TEAR 1915, 31
chapter vi.
ADMINISTRATION EEPOET FOR THE ARAB 1ST AN CONSULATE
EOR THE YEAR 1915.
Major A. P. Trevor, C.I.E., held charge of the Consulate from the begin-
Personnei. • nin g of the year to 9th April 1915 when
R L Kennio ^ ie WaS r eve( ^ -Li eu tenant-Colonel
, A Ca 1 p ^ J - L - inking held charge of the Vice-Consulate at Ahwaz up
to April 1915, when he was relieved by Captain E. Noel, who held charo-e
until the end of the year, 0
There was no Consular Surgeon throughout the year.
-*/r , " A - ssistan i t Surgeon C. H. Lincoln was appointed Acting Vice-Consul
Mohammerah, from 11th November 1915. J
Local Officials.
His Excellency Sir Khazal Khan,
«• q .1 . v • i , , K.C.S.I., K.C.I.E., has remained ruler of
ot bouth Arabistan and the various Arab tribes inhabiting North Arabistan.
The Shaikh's eldest son Chasib was his Deputy at Ahwaz till April when
his nephew Hanzal took his place. 1
q if Th ? < f° ve ™ rshi P 0 f Arabistan was nominally held by the Nizam-us-
buJtaneh till the end _ of the year when, owing to his defection to the pro-
German and rebel Persian party, he was dismissed, the Government heincr
thence forward in charge of the Shaikh of Mohammerah.
Waqar-ul-Mulk, Deputy Governor for Arabistan, arrived and took charge
of his duties m November. 5
Ikram-ul-Mulk Karguzar of Mohammerah, with his brother Mutamid-ul-
v\ azara left tor Bushire en route to Tehran on three months' leave and has not
returned since.
,^ rza Jawa 1 d U an ' Tehrani, late member of the Belgian Survey party of
the Mohammerah-Khurramabad Railway, was appointed Agent of the Karsmzar
m April and held the post till the end of the year.
Principal Events.
His Excellency Lord Hardinge of Pens-
ptj * • i *- it .-i-r hurst, Viceroy and Governor-General
cf India, arrived at Abadan m E M. S. " Northbrook " on 3rd February, and
after making a short halt tbere and paying an unofficial visit to the refinery
proceeded to Mohammerah, where the " Northbrook " anchored for the night.
_ His Excellency the Shaikh and Haji Eais-ul-Tujjar, had the honour of
being recmyed by His Bzoellency the Viceroy on board the warship, on which
occasion His Excellency Lord Hardinge invested the Shaikh with the insignia
of the K.C.S.I., and Haji Rais-ul-Tujjar with the C.I E. 0
When the year opened, the general outlook in Arabistan was verv
unpromising. Mohammerah itself was quiet, but, with the exception of the
Muhaisin, there was general restlessness amongst the Arab tribes Shaikh
Hanzalnad been sent by the Shaikh with an Arab force to Ahwaz to keen
order, but it seemed likely that as soon as the expected advance of the Turks
from the west took p ace^ he would be unable to control the situation. Eurly
in Eebruary a small British force was sent up to reinforce the Shaikh's
WkVfll tt* lntren ^ ed . c ? m P was made at Aminiyeh, opposite Nasiri on the
bank of the Karun The object of the force was to forestall the occupation of
Ahwaz by the Turks who had been reinforced by a large body of Arabs under
Ghazban, the result of which would have been the enemy occupation of Northern
Arabistan and the oil-fields. By the middle of the month, owing to the preach
ing ot local mullahs, chief of whom was the notorious Shaikh Isa of

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The volume includes 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. Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. for the Year 1915 (Delhi: Superintendent Government Printing, India, 1916); 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. Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. for the Year 1916 (Delhi: Superintendent Government Printing, India, 1917); 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. Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. for the Year 1917 (Delhi: Superintendent Government Printing, India, 1919); 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. Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. for the Year 1918 (Delhi: Superintendent Government Printing, India, 1920); and 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. Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. for the Year 1919 (Delhi: Superintendent Government Printing, India, 1920). The 1915 and 1919 Reports bear manuscript corrections written in pencil.

The Administration Reports contain separate reports, arranged in chapters, on each of the principal Agencies, Consulates, and Vice-Consulates that made up 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. Political 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 provide a wide variety of information, including details of senior British administrative personnel and local officials; descriptions of the various areas and their inhabitants; political, judicial and economic matters; notable events; medical reports; details of climate; communications; the movements of Royal Navy ships; military matters; the slave trade; and arms traffic.

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1 volume (194 folios)
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The reports are bound in chronological order from the front to the rear of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation system in use commences at 1 on the first folio after the front cover, and continues through to 194 on the last folio before the back cover. The sequence is written in pencil, enclosed in a circle, and appears in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. The following folio needs to be folded out to be read: f. 36.

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