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'Administration Report of the Persian Gulf for the Year 1937' [‎33v] (66/72)

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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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per package on all goods imported from abroad. A further delay prolonged
by the Sultan's absence in India ensued in forming an approved Municipality
as required 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. but this was eventually accomplished
in November and 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. was authorized to issue a Notification
making the tax, when formally announced by the Muscat Government, appli
cable to British subjects. At the close of the year the publication of the tax
by the Muscat Government was still being awaited.
With the formation of a proper Municipality provided with adequate
funds which the new tax is expected to provide there seems a hope of some
measures for the sorely needed sanitation of Muscat and Matrah being put
into effect at long last. It should then be possible to make use of the lish
and meat markets and slaughter houses built in 1936 for the State at consi
derable cost and trouble and which ever since their completion have been
lying unused.
5. Events in Oman. —Nothing of importance took place during the year.
An event which may eventually affect the Oman situation, i.e., the
visit of Shaikh 'Isa bin Salih, the right hand man of the Imam, to the Sultan
in Muscat in October, has been dealt with in Part I of this Report.
6. General communications. —In March Mr. W. Watson, Officer in
charge Cable and Wireless Ltd., was relieved by Mr. G. Gilby who remained
in charge for the remainder of the year.
7. Muscat Infantry. —Captain A. C. Byard, British Army, retired, was
in Command throughout the year. The discipline and efficiency of the Levy
continued to improve under his care.
8. State Finances. —The opening balance at the commencement of the
year showed a credit of 640,100. This figure, however, excludes debts due
by the State to local creditors which amount to Rs. 71,974. Compared with
last year a credit of Rs. 13,072 is shown. r lhe financial position of the State
appears satisfactory.
R. P. WATTS, Major, I.A.,
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. and H. B. M?s Consul, Muscat*

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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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