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'Administration Reports 1905-1910' [‎147r] (298/616)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (304 folios). It was created in 1907-1911. 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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and the maskat political agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. for the year 1907-190&.
101
50 per cent, of the monies due to fUem, and this too only when the pearls have
been actually sold and paid for. The price of fearls at the present day is said
to have fallen approximately to the rates which existed 10 years ago.
In September 1907 a short-lived estrangement arose between Sheikh
Abdallah-bin-Jasim and his cousins, the sons of the late Governor of Doha
Ahmad, but this was quickly overcome by Sheikh Jasim who went personally
to Doha for the purpose of settling it.
In December 1907 some friction also oecurred at "Wakra between the
A1 bu'Ainain tribe and Sheikh Abdur Eahman-bin-Jasim, the Governor of the
town, in consequence of the latter's inconsiderate attempt to enforce the pay
ment of the boat tax at an inconvenient time against a notable of the tribe by
imprisoning him. The latter's son attempted to shoot the Shaikh, but was frus
trated by his mother, after which he was arrested and imprisoned in place of his
father. The trouble was satisfactorily allayed by Shaikh Jasim^ who interceded
for the offender and procured his forgiveness and release in return for the
payment of the tax.
Sheikh Abdallah-bin-Jasim A1 Thani arrived in Bahrein on the 3rd April
1907 en route for Bombay to investigate personally on his father's behalf the
state of the pearl market. He put up in the town of Manama a number of
days, and also stayed with Sheikh Esa and seme of the minor Sheikhs of the
A1 Khalifa family as their guest for short periods. Having exchanged
visits with 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. , he was furnished with letters of introduction
to the Government and Customs authorities in Bombay and permission was
obtained for his party to continue wearing and carrying their arms while in
India.
The Sheikh left for Bombay on the 13th April and returned on the 29th
July to Manama, whence he proceeded immediately to his home at Doha, having
failed to sell any of his own or his father's pearls.
In June 1907 Shaikh Jasim-bin-Thani inaugurated the maintenance of a
custom house in Doha under the management of one of his slaves, with an
Arab acting as Treasurer. The stated reason for the innovation was the deficit
in the Bin Thanis' income caused by the depreciation of pearls. The people
of Katar have hitherto been much opposed to a step of this nature and the attempt
of the Turkish Government to establish a custom house at Doha in 1890 was
successfully resisted. Their quiet acquiescence now is doubtless attributable
to their sympathy for the Shaikh's pecuniary misfortunes.
In January 1908, Sheikh .Jasim-bin-Thani, who possesses the common Arab
proclivity for interfering in other people's affairs and who had been unsuccess
fully appealing to the Turkish authorities of Hasa to settle a blood-feud
between two large factions of the towns people of 'Ayun, named the A1 Awda
and A1 Mubanna, in a certain manner, convened a meeting of the Bani Hajir
and Manasif headaien at Lusail to discuss the feasibility of assisting the
A1 Awda by force of arms. The project of course was not a serious one,
but it was intended by the movemem to impress the Turks with the necessity
for some sort of action. A deputation of A1 Awda had also called on 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. in Bahrein the preceding May, but had received no encourage
ment as regards British intervention,
H asa, K atip and the adjacent tpibal territories.
The affairs of the Hasa and Katif Oases and the relations between the
settled populations and the surrounding Bedouin have been unsettled through
out the year. Caravans on the road between Ojair and Hofuf were attacked in
October and November 1907, and in March 1908 by Ajman and Manasir
tribesmen, and an affray occurred in September in the outer harbour of Katif
between Saihat boatmen and Bani Hajir Bedouin, when the latter were accused
of an attempt at piracy.
The townspeople of Mubarraz supporting S^'dun Pasha, were at log
gerheads with the Turkish officials in January 1908, although Sad'un had
been up to Basrah in the previous April, to make his peace with the ^ ali.
In the last fracas, the Turks were able to gain a qualified victory, destroying

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The volume contains Administration Report on 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 1905-1906 (Calcutta: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, India, 1907); Administration Report on 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 Maskat Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. for 1906-1907 (Calcutta: Superintendent Government Printing, India, 1908); 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. and the Maskat Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. for 1907-1908 (Calcutta: Superintendent Government Printing, India, 1909); 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. and the Maskat Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. for April-December1908 (Calcutta: Superintendent Government Printing, India, 1909); 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 Ending 31st December 1909 (Calcutta: Superintendent Government Printing, India, 1911); 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 1910 (Calcutta: Superintendent Government Printing, India, 1911).

The Reports contain reviews 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 chapters on each of the consulates, agencies, and other administrative regions 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. Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. . The Reports contain information on political developments, territorial divisions, local administration, principal tribes, British personnel and appointments, trade and commerce, naval and marine matters, communications, judicial matters, archaeology, pearl fisheries, the slave trade, arms and ammunition traffic, medical matters and public health, oil, notable visitors and events, meteorological data, and related topics.

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1 volume (304 folios)
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There is a list of contents at the front of each Report.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 1 on the front cover and terminates at 306 on the back cover. These numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and can be found 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 folios need to be folded out to be read: ff. 40, 261.

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