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'Administration Report of the Persian Gulf Political Residency for the Years 1915-1919' [‎113r] (232/396)

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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POR THE YEAR 1917. 53
very fair specimens both as regards knowledge of English and personal
character. Mr. Calyerley's night classes are well attended by young men of
character and ambition.
Hospital statistics are as follows :—■
2,789 new cases and 5,693 repeat treatments; 85 professional visits were
made to patients in their houses ; 56 in-patients were received in
wards ; 38 major operations and 10? minor operations; 170 dental
cases and 40 intravenous injections for venereal disease.
The dispensary for \Aomen treated 1,671 new" cases, and 3,010 repeat
treatments were given ; 96 professional visits were made to patients in their
houses and 14 in-patients admitted into the female ward ; 2% major and 66 minor
operationS 'Were performed.
There was unbroken peace on the desert side during 1917. A dispute f
Arab Affairs. ar . ose between the Shaikh of Kuwait and
Bin Saud regarding taxation of the
Awazim, a Kuwait tribe, which led to considerable bitterness between our
friends and an estrangement which it is hoped will only be temporary. The
Ajman came down into Kuwait territory in the beginning of October. The
Shammar are behind them inland. , There have been no raids of importance.
The discovery by 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. of promising deposits of bitumen
Bitumen Deposit.. and sulphur on the north side of Kuwait
Bay between Mdairah and JMagairah is of
importance. They have since been examined and reported on by Mr Halse,
the Geologist, on behalf of the Anglo-JPersian Oil Company.
Chief events in the year in chronological order, January 13th.
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Horse rsces took place at Havalli, 5 miles out of Kuwait, and were
attended by the Shaikhs of Mohammerah and Kuwait, the Nakib of Basrah
and other notables wintering in the town.
February 5th. —His Excellency Shaikh Jabir, C .S.I., died and Shaikh
Salim succeeded him.
February 6th. —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. called at the palace with the Com
mander of H.M.S. " Bramble, " Captain Bickford, £,.N., and was received
by His Excellency the Shaikh and all members of the As Subah family.
February 7th. — A 'Majlis was held in the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. to convey the congratu
lations of 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. . All officers of H.M.S. "Bramble"
attended. The Shaikh later returned the visit of the Commander of the
"Bramble."
February 8th. —His Excellency the Shaikh of Mohammerah arrived to
offer condolences personally to the As Subah family.
February 23rd. —Messrs. James and Halse, Geologists, returned from their
trip in quest of oil at Kathima. They were unsuccessful.
March 2nd. —His Excellency the Shaikh called at the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. to offer his ,
congratulations in person on the brilliant British victory at Kut.
March 12th —His Excellency the Shaikh dressed his flagstaff on news of
the capture of Baghdad and requested that his congratulations be wired to
the Chief Political Officer and Army Commander.
March 16lh. —Presented the Kharita of His Excellency the Viceroy con
firming His Excellency the Shaikh's succession at a lull dress Darbar at the <
Palace.
March 19th. —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. proceeding overland to Basrah discover
ed the bitumen and sulphur deposits which the geologists had vainly searched
for. They are situated between Mdairah and Magairah.
March 25th.—Ur. Holland, I.C.S., C.I.E., Joint Trade Commissioner, visited
Kuwait in H.M.S. *' Muzaffar."
April 17th, —His Excellency the Shaikh of'Mohammerah arrived.
June 4th.—Mv. Roland Storrs arrived to proceed on a special mission to
Nejd.

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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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