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'Administration Report of the Persian Gulf for the Year 1937' [‎32v] (64/72)

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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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54
Dr. P. W. Harrison continued throughout the year in charge of the
medical side of the Mission at their hospital at Matrah.
Dr. (Miss) Hosman attached to the Zenana Mission Hospital at Muscat
spent the gi eater part of the year in touring the Batinah Coast treating the
sick.
During the summer months the entire staff of the Mission left Muscat
on recess in India as usual.
13. Slave Trade. —During the year 42 slaves applied for Manumission
Certificates either for themselves or for their relatives or both. 30 slaves
including children were manumitted during the year.
Of the 42 applicants 23 were Baluchis and remainder Africans.
14. Weather and rainfall. —The total rainfall during the year was 5 inches
which compares favourably with that of the past year oi 4-66 inches.
ADMINISTRATION REPORT OF THE POLITICAL AGENCY An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. , MUSCAT,
FOR THE YEAR 1937.
Part II.
1. Ruling family. —(a) His Highness Saiyid Said bin Taimur. —After a
prolonged absence of nearly a year and a half in the province of Dhofar
in the extreme south of the Sultanate His Highness returned to Muscat in the'
third week of February. In the latter half of June he left for a short holiday
in India. After visiting Karachi, Baluchistan, Kashmere and Bombay the
Sultan returned to Musca-t in the last week of August.
The Sultan left Muscat on November 81 h in H.M.S." Enterprise " for Karachi
en roate to Delhi on an official visit to His Excellency the Viceroy. Accom
panying the Sultan were Saiyid Hamad bin Faisal, his uncle, Saiyid Ahmad
bin Ibrahim, his cousin, and Hilal bin Badr, Secretary. On disembarkation
at Karachi on November 10th the Sultan was met by the Collector of Karachi
representing the Sind Government, the Brigadier General Commanding the
Sind Independent Brigade and a Guard of Honour furnished by the Royal
West Kent Regiment. As His Highness disembarked a salute of 21 guns was^
fired by H.M.S. " Enterprise ". On 11th November the Sultan left by rail for
Delhi in a special saloon provided for him by the Government of India. At
New Delhi Station the Sultan was met by Sir Aubrey Metcalfe, Secretary to
the Government of India in the External Affairs Department, the Military
Secretary to His Excellency the Viceroy, the Deputy Commissioner of Delhi,
the Under Secretary to the Government of India in the External Affairs
Department and an Aide-de-Camp to His Excellency the Viceroy.
After inspecting the Guard of Honour provided at the station, the Sultan
accompanied by his suite and Sir Aubrey Metcalfe drove in procession to
the Viceroy's House where he was received informally by His Excellency.
The Sultan and his party stayed at the Viceroy's House until the 16th after
which they were the guests of the Government of India at Maiden's Hotel
Delhi.
The Sultan was accorded an official interview with His Excellency on
November 16th and on November 18th with the Secretary in the External
Affairs Department at which various matters were discussed. These inter
views have been reported on separately.
For the Sultan's stay in Delhi the Government of India had arranged
a varied and comprehensive programme of sight-seeing and demonstrations
of different sorts. These were all genuinely enjoyed and appreciated by
His Highness. Perhaps the object of the greatest interest to the Sultan was
his visit to the Imperial Agricultural Institute and certainly the greatest
thrill he experienced was the demonstration by the Delhi Flying Club at an
At Home given in his honour and his nightflight over Delhi in a machine of
Indian Airways.
The Sultan and suite left Delhi in a special railway saloon provided by
the Government of India for Bombay on November 22nd.

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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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