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'Administration Report of the Persian Gulf for the Year 1937' [‎6v] (12/72)

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The record is made up of 1 file (34 folios). It was created in 1938. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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2. On the 14th February, Mr. G. W. Rendel, C.M.G., Head of the Eastern
Department of the Foreign Office, London, accompanied by Mrs. Rendel,
arrived at Bushire from Kuwait and left for Shiraz en route, for Persepolis on
the 26th. He returned to Bushire on 1st March, and left next day in H. M. S.
" Deptford " for a tour of the Gulf.
3. On the 2nd March, Mr. P. N. Loxley, Second Secretary to His Majesty's
Legation, Tehran, arrived, and left in H. M. S. " Deptford " for a tour of the
Gulf.
4. On the 10th March, Captain Luciano Bigi, Naval Attache to the
Italian Legation, Tehran, and Dr. Salvatore Aponte, Correspondent of the
Corrier della Sara " arrived from Tehran, and left for Bahrain on the 12th.
5. On 18th October, Mr. H. J. Seymore, C.M.G., C.V.O., His Majesty's
Minister, paid an official visit to Bushire. He called on the Governor of the
Southern Ports, Bushire, and left in His Majesty's Ship " Shoreham " for an
unofficial tour of the Gulf, on the 20th.
C.—BRITISH INTERESTS.
Cable and Wireless, Limited. —This Company's Branch at Bushire was
managed during the year by :—
Mr. J. Tobin, from 1st January to 3rd April.
Mr. C. Bottomley, from 4th April to 22nd August.
Mr. G. W. Watson, from 23rd August to the end of the year.
The Company closed down their Jask branch during the year.
The Mesopotamia-Iran Corporation, Limited. —This Company was reform
ed during the year under the title Gray, Mackenzie and Company, Limited.
For the first part of the year, Mr. J. M. Russell was the Company's Agent, and
for the remainder, Mr. S. W. Gregor. The change of title does not entail
change in business connections.
The Imperial Bank of Iran. —Mr. J. K. Millar was the Manager of the
Bushire Branch from 1st January to 9th March. Mr. L. C. Cartwright from
10th March to 6th September. Mr. V. H. Glendening from 6th September to
the end of the year.
The Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, Limited. —Mr. Y. Gregory was in charge
of this Company's Branch throughout the year.
Visits of His Majesty's Ships. —The Senior Naval Officer, Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran.
Division, Captain Allen Poland, D.S.O., R.N., visited Bushire twice in
H. M. S. " Shoreham ". H. M. S. " Deptford " visited once, and H. M. S-
" Enterprise " of the East Indies Squadron, once. On all the occasions the
usual salutes were fired and calls made.
SECTION 3.
LOCAL ADMINISTRATION.
Governor of the Southern Ports. —Aqai Ahmad Sadri throughout the year.
Assistant Governor. —Aqai Taqi Midhat throughout the year.
Ciistoms Preventive Department. —The Road Guards having proved them
selves to be even more liable to corruption than their predecessors, the Fron
tier Guards, the Iranian Government placed this Department in the hands of
the Navy. The Navy took over ports north and south of Bushire. The
port remains in the charge of the Road Guards. In Bushire itself, the Police
Department carries out the necessary duties.
Government measures for discouraging the smuggling of contraband
good.
Wheat Monopoly. —In January, Revenue Authorities purchased all wheat
in the Bushire District at the rate of 60 rials for 315 kilos, having deducted
20 per cent, of the total weight for dust and other adulterations. The Revenue

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The file consists of Administration Report of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. for the Year 1937 (New Delhi: Government of India Press, 1938).

The Report, prepared by 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. , summarises important information relating to the Gulf and notable events in the Gulf during 1937. The Report contains a review by 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. , and separate sections on each of the agencies, consulates, and other areas that made up the Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. . The information provided includes lists of personnel, movements of British officials and foreigners, local administration, military and naval matters, aviation, the political situation, trade and commerce, medical reports, meteorological reports, and related information.

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1 file (34 folios)
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There is a list of contents at the front of the Report, on folio 3.

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Foliation: the foliation system in use commences at 1 on the front cover, and continues through to 36 on 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.

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