Skip to item: of 31
Information about this record Back to top
Open in Universal viewer
Open in Mirador IIIF viewer

‘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’ [‎229r] (25/31)

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.

Transcription

This transcription is created automatically. It may contain errors.

Apply page layout

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 the year 1896 97.
23
S hipping.
Sea. —Eourteen steamers from and seven to Europe called. The British
India and Bombay and Persian Companies , vessels called regularly from and
to Bombay.
Freights. —Freight to London, 17s. 6c?. to 27s. 6d. per ton.
Freight to Bombay 15s. to 17s. per ton.
River—The Euphrates and Tigris (British) and Shahenshahi (Native)
Companies' steamers ran fortnightly to Bundar Nasri, whence a steamer in
connection with each company runs to Shushter.
Freight to Nasri^ 1 kran per cwt. 1J, or about 5s. 2d. per ton.
Freight to Shushter, 32 krans=12s. 8J^. per ton.
Caravan route. —Messrs. Lynch Brothers have now made arrangements for
the insurance of cargo in transit between Europe and Ispahan via Bundar Nasri
and the Baktiari hills : this covers all risks including robbery. If this road be
improved, there should be a great future before it.
Caravan rate. —Hates, caravan, Bundar Nasri or Shushter to Ispahan, 15s.
to 20s. per load of 350ft).
A griculture.
Wheat, —The wheat crop was unusually good, and, owing to increased
competition and scarcity in Mesopotamia, reached a higher price than heretofore,
rising from 3s. Gd. to 6s. 4^. per cwt.
The prospects for next harvest are bad owing to very little rain having
fallen.
Oilseeds. —The oilseeds crop was below the average in quantity, owing to
fear of disturbances at the time of sowing consequent on the Shah's death.
Dates. —The date crop was below the average owing to floods in the spring,
damaging the crop. Prices were unusually high, 5s. lOc?. to 7s. lOc?. per 160ib.
The rice crop of Hawaizeh, Lizful, and Ram Hormuz was large and of
good quality.
M iscellaneous,
Tovulation. population of Mohammerah has increased considerably.
IleaIth. —There were no epidemics. Cattle disease which was prevalent in
1895 gradually died out in February.
B undar N asri.
At Bundar Nasri the population has increased considerably, building is still
going on. A large new bazar has been completed, a wool press erected in June,
and another larger one was imported in December.
Opposite at Eminieh stores were erected with a view to caravan trade with
Dizful, an important centre, but owing to tribal conflicts the road was unsafe.
At Ithlah below Nasri a bazar has been built, and the town re-named
Mazafferiah.
W. McDOUALL,
jET. 23. M.'s Vice-Consul, Mohammerah,

About this item

Content

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.

Extent and format
1 volume (35 folios)
Arrangement

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.

Written in
English in Latin script
View the complete information for this record

Use and share this item

Share this item
Cite this item in your research

‘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’ [‎229r] (25/31), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/V/23/71, No 347, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023555834.0x00001b> [accessed 20 February 2020]

Link to this item
Embed this item

Copy and paste the code below into your web page where you would like to embed the image.

<meta charset="utf-8"><a href="https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100023555834.0x00001b">‘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’ [&lrm;229r] (25/31)</a>
<a href="https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100023555834.0x00001b">
	<img src="https://images.qdl.qa/iiif/images/81055/vdc_100000000358.0x0002d4/IOR_V_23_71_ No 347_0026.jp2/full/!280,240/0/default.jpg" alt="" />
</a>
IIIF details

This record has a IIIF manifest available as follows. If you have a compatible viewer you can drag the icon to load it.https://www.qdl.qa/en/iiif/81055/vdc_100000000358.0x0002d4/manifestOpen in Universal viewerOpen in Mirador viewerMore options for embedding images

Use and reuse
Download this image