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# 'Administration Report of the Persian Gulf Political Residency for the Years 1915-1919' [‎99v] (205/396)

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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26 ANNUAL 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.
and by the end of that month motor-cars were driven frorn^ Kerman to Said
completed in September, m hen it became possible to drive from Kertnan T
Hajiabad (210 miles) and back within three days. The construction of the ro d
was placed under the supervision of Lieutenant (now Major) Lowis, CIE
I.A.E.O., late of Burma Public Works Department. 5 ' ' ''
The construction of this new line was carried by the late Mr. E. J. Black
Bandar Abbas-Kerman Telegraph Line. into KeTmSiR territo] ^ n ^ ar '
abad towards the end of Eebruary, Kerman being reached on 30th An "l"
The line was opened to the public on 16th June. During the same month '
branch line from Baft-to Saidabad was sanctioned and commenced Saidab 1
being reached in July The construction of this extension was for some obscu
reason regarded by the Tehran Government as a grievance against the BritiT
and South Persia Rifles, and after it was completed permission for the nubF
to make use of it was more than once withdrawn. 1C
In April the Government of India decided that the local situation had
Return of British subjects to Kerman. improved sufficiently for permission to
. be granted to certain British ladies to
join their husbands at iCerman. Accordingly Mrs. Lorimer wife of His
Majesty s Consul, Mrs. Taylor, wile of the Manager, Imperial Bank of
Persia, and Mrs. Merrill travelled up under South Persia Eifles escort arriving
without mishap on 28th May. In December Dr. and Mrs. Dodson 'c M S
and child, and Dr. (Miss) Westlake, C. M. S., were permitted to proceed to
Kerman, which they reached shortly before Xmas.
Work at the Kerman office was carried on, often under extreme pressure,
indo-Europ< an Telegraph Department. throughout the year, by an incomplete
and Mr fl V • pi, sta ^J^der Mr. J. P ^ay. Superintendent,
i ,1 ' Officer-m-Charge. Ihe Department suffered a severe loss
September r0m ma ia of Mr • E ' ^iackman at Saidabad on 29tli
Mr. H. L. G. Taylor was Manager of the Imperial Bank of Persia during
imperial Bank of Persia. the year under report. Much additional
am'tf t0 fiDanc . e tte South Persia Rifle^ aroperatio^whiorwould have\em
decided as vet S up I i a n a ■ ianC i i ? Saidabad, but nothing has been
financing (5 thp L ^ an , W 2 uld be both useful to Government for the
importance of Sa^ n ' an P rofita ; ble to tlle Bank, in view of the increasiDg
routes aldabad aS an entre l' 6t on tlie Eerman. Yezd and Shiraz trade
The Church Missionary Society Hospitals aud School remained closed
Church Missionary Society. throughout the year, though Dr. Dodson
beean to collect npr^rmnoi u i m mediately on his arrival, in December,
Dr^ Westfake dM l^kefw aild material for tlie Men's Hospital, and
next two months after thp p 1 6 ? Owing to the fact that during the
property was looted either bv^ 15 / n J cem ^ er 1915, most of the Hospital
and to the fact that np{ i emo< r rats 0r by the Persian personnel themselves
tants and ordtts hte Sd Z ^ S - Hos P itel Assis -
jug Doctors Dodson and Westlake was nr ^ erSla ^ th0 task 0011 f 1 "
however, been made ui) tn Hnfo /ivr i ^ ar( ^ uous one. Good progress has,
are already T fu^swinf 21st ', 19 18). and both the'hospitals
anxiously looked forward t A r . eturi1 . of the C - M - S - doctors was
under report, and His Maiestv\ rll C f 868 1U ? erman throughout the year
the subject. 1:1811 ^ continuously being questioned on
Oriental c m fc !' 1 lemaicc ^ ln c!iar ge of this Company's interests through-
ental Carpet Manufacture^ Limited. Out the year. Some 6 Or 7 suits brought
had defalcated with mnnPTr ^ ^ a ? a i n st weaving contractors, who
money advanced them before the disturbances, were

Content

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.

Extent and format
1 volume (194 folios)
Arrangement

The reports are bound in chronological order from the front to the rear of the volume.

Physical characteristics

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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