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'Administration Report of the Persian Gulf Political Residency for the Years 1915-1919' [‎173v] (353/396)

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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38 ANNUAL REPORT ON THE PERSIAN GtFLE POLITICAL EESIDENCt
A part of the cargo salved from dinghy " Fateh Rahman " reported wrecked
wrecks. jn- last year's Administration report, was
brought to Gwadur where it was auctioned
at the request of the owner. After paying the salving charges to the Wali
of Gwadur, the rest of the proceeds were paid to the owner.
S. N ewcome W ilson,
Director 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. TclcQvcighS)
in Political Charge, Mekran Coast
K arachi 1 st A pril 1920,
Mr. F Hughes' report No. 2, dated the 15th January 1920 on the condition of
the country between Jask and Gwadur.
B iyaba.n D istrict.
Mir Burkat has been Kalantur of this district throughout the year. A
considerable amount of ill-feeling still exists between the Tahirzais and the
Mirs of Biyaban owing to blood feuds. Mir Burkat stated the former were
quite willing to have the matter referred to Shariat, but that it was necessary
that some high official should be present to enforce the decision. This does
not seem to have been arranged for, as settlement has not yet been arrived at.
About four months ago, a large number of slaves came in from Bashkard
and took refuge within the Jask piquet line; they complained bitterly of
brutal treatment by their masters Gul Mohamed and others. In November
two out of a party of them (who had gone out to obtain foodstuffs), were
murdered in cold blood whilst asleep at Ushdan After this, some of them Volun
tarily returned to their masters, the others being sent away from Jask to be
manumitted. Although Mir Burkat had offered to look after them, and, if
possible, to arrange matters amicably no reason was seen why this should be
done.
At about the same timp, report was received that some of Mirza Khan's
men had come into Sarnai and looted cattle belonging to one Abdul flusain of
Marz. In affray which took place, when latter attempted to recover the
animals, two notables of Rudbar named Haji Murad and Husain Ali are said
to have been killed. It was further reported that Mirza Khan intended coming
to Bashkard to seek revenge. Mir Burkat on hearing this is reported to have
collected a force and asked the chiefs of Jask district to accompany him to
try and effect a settlement with Mirza Khan, or to protect and assist Abdul
Husain. This was put forward by Mir Burkat as an excuse for not being
able to meet the Deputy 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. w r ho wished to see him on urgent
business at Jask.
Gul Mohamed of Bashkard (owner of slaves mentioned previously) was
reported to have threatened to damage our lines and ill-treat lineguards, if
slaves were not returned, but did not carry out his threats.
Nothing else of importance has occurred in this district during the year.
Jask District.
The district continues to be administered by Mir Mustafa Khan, who
iiowe^ er, has little or no influence, his brother and sons doing just as they
please, even to the extent of committing hostile acts towards us, such as
looting of dhows when driven ashore in bad weather. They openly defy even
Mir Burkat by looting his subjects when opportunity offers, relying on Mustafa
Khan to dissuade Mir Burkat from punishing them for such offences.
Mir Hoti of Jask has very little influence in the district, gives us no
trouble, and does his best to look to our interests in the place.

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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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