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'Administration Report of the Persian Gulf for the Year 1937' [‎18r] (35/72)

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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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69. Official receptions were held in celebration of the King's Coronation
and of the King's Birthday. Flanders Poppies were sold to the British
community on Armistice Day. The sum of Rials 760 was collected for the
Earl Haig Fund ; a sum of Rials 340 was realised by sale of Coronation pro
grammes and emblems for the King George V Jubilee Fund.
70. During 1937 His Majesty's Minister at Tehran and family, and Mr.
G. W. Rendel, of the Foreign Office, visited Shiraz with his wife. The Hon'ble
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. in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , the Officiating 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. ,
the Secretary and the Under-Secretary came up from Bushire on recess.
Other visitors included Lady Fowle and Mr. Tomlinson ; Colonel Pybus,
Mr. Trott, Mr. Summerhayes, Mr. Loxley, and Mr. Young, of the Legation
staff; Major Lincoln, His Majesty's Consul at Kerman ; and Captain Stewart,
His Majesty's Vice-Consul at Khorremshahr.
71. Non-official visitors included Lady Fitzherbert, the Bishop in Iran
and Mrs. Thompson ; Dr. and Mrs. Schaffter, Mr. Rogers and Mr. Gurney,
of the Church Missionary Society in Isfahan ; Mr. Richards, of the Mission in
Yezd; Mr. Millar, Mr. Glendenning, Mr. Cartright, and Mr. Kalberer,
of the Imperial Bank, with families ; Dr. Pinkerton, the Rev. L. Reed, and
Mr. Smith, of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company ; Colonel Chapman, Indian
Medical Service ; Mr. and Mrs. Sowerby and Major Garry, from India ;
Miss Palmer Smith, of Tehran ; Miss Camm, of Girton College, and Miss
Warburton, of C. M. S. Headquarters ; and a party of students under the
auspices of the National Union of Students.
72. The Anglo-Iranian Oil Company completed their bulk tanks in Shiraz
and at the Sugar Refinery, but pumps are not yet installed for use of the
public. Oil is also supplied to the cotton mills. The Isfahan Manager has
paid frequent visits to Shiraz during the year. The same Iranian Manager
has remained in charge of the local office. Early in the year scenes for a
film were taken by the Company at Persepolis. Geologists have been at
work in the Western portions of the Province for the last six months.
73. Mr. H. Musker was in charge of the Imperial Bank of Iran throughout
the year. There have been four accountants, Mr. Jones, Mr. Quilliam, Mr.
Sinclair and Mr. Wilkes. In October the Bank moved into new premises,
which had been completed in six months by a local merchant to the Bank's
design and taken on a long lease.
74. The Church Missionary Society Hospital has been working at full
pressure through the year. Dr. Martin was transferred to Kerman, leaving
Dr. Mess in charge with three sisters. The Rev. R. N. Sharp arrived from
Yezd in April and commenced to build a church which was partly finished
at the end of the year. Miss Gerrard went on furlough in June, leaving Miss
Marie Stewart in charge of the Girls' School. Great assistance was given to
the American Lady engaged by the Iranian Government to train nurses.
75. The Fars Manufacturing Company employed three English engi
neers at the beginning of the year. Mr. Agar left for Bushire and Mr. Ireson
for England. Only Mr. Blackwell now remains as Technical Manager.
76. An Indian Electrical engineer is in charge of the Fars Electric Com
pany Power Station.
77. The British Community in the Consular district numbers 135, of
whom 62 are in Shiraz.
78. Much of the work of the Consulate continued to be connected with
Isfahan. In addition to the usual economic and other reports and routine
matters, there has been correspondence with Government on Consulate water,
the guardianship of the children of a deceased British Indian, estates, exchange
control and customs regulations as affecting British subjects, relations of the
Bank and of the Mission with the local authorities, and the robbery of the
English cemetery.
79. The Consulate was able to assist 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. in dealing with
the landlord and other matters connected with their rented houses in Shiraz
and by sending supplies of various stores from time to time. In return 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. was good enough to allow the Vice-Consuls attached to
the Consulate for language study to occupy one of the bungalows during a
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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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