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‘Administration Report on the Persian Gulf Political Residency and Maskat Political Agency for 1896-97 (Foreign Dept serial no. 92). Calcutta: Supt. Govt. Printing, 1897 & Appendices to the Administration Report on the Persian Gulf Political Residency and Maskat Political Agency for 1896-97’ [‎221v] (10/31)

The record is made up of 1 volume (35 folios). It was created in 1897. 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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ADMINISTBATION REPOBT 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
3.—BAHREIN.
Beyond some not very serious signs of disafTection, which were the natural
result of the failure of Sheikh Esa, Chief of Bahrein, to call the Amamireh to
account for the act of certain of that tribe in killing Sultan bin Salamah
referred to in last year's report, the course of events in Bahrein has been on the
whole smooth and peaceful. Ali, son of Sultan bin Salamah, supported by a
Bedouin following, tried to incite some of the A1 bin Ali to aid him in reprisals
against the Amamireh at the pearl banks. The Chief warned the A] bin Ali
against lending themselves to these schemes of vengeance, and the attempt
generally failed. A part of the A1 bin Ali, however, sympathizing with feelings
of their late Sheikh's son, and dissatisfied at the immunity permitted to those
who had caused his death, went over to Katr where they joined Ali at Ghariyeh.
They subsequently attacked and plundered a Bahreia boat, carrying off pearls
and money amounting to over a thousand rupees. Sheikh Esa wisely refrained
from interference with the departure of some A1 bin Ali families who after-
wards desired to join the men who had seceded.
In November the prospect of scarcity caused the Chief to prohibit the ex
port of food-grains. About the same time the restoration of friendly relations
with the Katr peninsula was notified, and a proclamation was made in the
bazars that traffic with that district might be resumed.
4.—EL-HAS A.
A post runner with the Turkish mail from Katif for El-Hasa, was way
laid and robbed in April 1896 by a party of the notoriously predatory A1
Murrah tribe. A pursuit by mounted troops from Hasa, resulted in a somewhat
curious complication. Before the mounted party could overtake the A1
Murrah, the latter had, in their turn, been attacked and plundered by a party
of the Dowasir, and the troops encountering these last, whom they took to be
the original robbers, fell upon them. The troops, however, lost two men killed
and two wounded in the attack, and the Dowasir retreated with three horses
which they captured.
5.—KATIP AND KATR.
The appearance of small Turkish war vessels in these waters was rather
more frequent and continued than has been usual. One of these arrived in
Alay, and was followed by a second.
In October the Turkish garrison of El-Bidaa was relieved by 400 troops
conveyed there m the Turkish gunboat Zuhaf.
e n Tll f ."? em 1 P ursued their habitual course of robbery. In July a band
0 is ii e ma e a descent upon the flocks of the Naeem tribe in Katr,
caraymg off no less than 3,000 sheep as was reported, besides a number of
TbTi "RnatiiH e ,, Same 10 ers having committed further depredations, Mohamecl
1 Rasbid, the powerful ruler of Nejd, sent to Sheikh Jasim in November to
i emand restitution of the property plundered from his subjects. This demand
was promptly complied with, and a threat from Sbeikb Jasim of a general
desired eSeet failiDg their restoration of the plunder, had the
K ..f 11 ® eoe ™ ber Haji Esa Effendi was replaced in the Kaim Makamship of
i ' w lcl1 Ile lla(1 held for six months, by Mobamed Rakib Beg.
6.—KOWAIT.
Shdkhs Mohamed A1 Sabah and Jarrah, the former being the
g ei h of Ivowait, were assassinated about May by their brother

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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. 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 [Muscat] Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. for 1896-97 followed by a separate series of appendices to this report. Both published by the Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, India (Calcutta), forming part of Selections from the Records of the Government of India, Foreign Department, and based on reports sent to Government 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. in 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. 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. at Muscat.

The report is divided up into a number of sections and subsections, as follows:

Part 1 , is a general summary (folios 220-223) written by Colonel Frederick Alexander Wilson, 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 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. , that gives a summary of developments in the region during the past year. It is divided up as follows:

1. Oman-Maskat Coast.

2. Oman Pirate Coast.

3. Bahrein [Bahrain].

4. El Hasa [Al Hasa].

5. Katif [Al Qatif] and Katr [Qatar].

6. Kowait [Kuwait].

7. Persian Arabistan.

8. Fars and Persian Coast.

9. Persian Baluchistan and Mekran.

10. Slave Trade.

11. Piracy.

12. Royal Navy.

13. Official Changes.

Part 2 , is an Administration Report of the Maskat Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. for the Year 1896-97 (folios 224-225) written by Captain Francis Granville Beville, 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 Consul, Maskat. The report provides a summary of political and military developments in the region throughout the previous year.

Part 4 (sic), is a Maskat Trade Report for the Year 1896-97 (folios 225v-226) written by Captain Francis Granville Beville, 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 Consul, Maskat. Appendix A (folios 226v-228) that follows the report contains the following tables:

Table 1 - Imports into Maskat.

Table 2 - Exports from Maskat.

Table 3 - Showing total number and tonnage of vessels of each nation that entered the Port of Maskat.

Table 4 - Showing total number and tonnage of vessels of each nation that cleared from the Port of Maskat.

Part 5 , is a Report on the Trade and Commerce of Mohammerah for the Year 1896 (folios 228v-229) written by W McDouall, Vice-Consul, Mohammerah. Appendix A (229v-231) that follows the report contains a series of tables related to trade to/from Mohammerah.

A separate series of appendices that follows the Administration report is contained on folios 233-267 and includes two meteorological tables and a Trade 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. for 1896 (folios 236-237) written by Malcolm John Meade, 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. in 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. . The trade report itself has an appendix (folios 238-267) that contains a series of 27 tables related to several aspects of trade in the region.

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1 volume (35 folios)
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The report is arranged into a number of sections and subsections, with statistic data in tabular format directly following written sections. There is a contents page at the front of the report (folio 219) which list the report's contents.

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