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‘Report on the administration of the Persian Gulf Political Residency and Muscat Political Agency for the year 1875-76’ [‎10r] (14/102)

The record is made up of 1 volume (48 folios). It was created in 1876. 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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and muscat political agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. for the year 1875-76. 5
Government of Fars and Shiraz.
In tlie montli of April last year I proceeded, with the permission of
Government, on an official tour to Shiraz, accompanied by Lieutenant
Eraser, Assistant Resident, and Surgeon Waters, 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. Surgeon.
The most courteous reception was accorded to us by His Royal Highness
the Hissam-es-Sultaneh, and we were treated with great consideration
and hospitality during our short stay in Shiraz.
I have already submitted to Government an account of the route
we took returning by Ferozabad, which is less known than the Kazeroon
road. I have since with the assistance of our Agent at Shiraz, Mirza
Hassan Ali Khan, procured some statistical information concerning the
sub-governments, divisions, and revenues of the Province of Fars.
This information is embodied in a memorandum which I have thought
might fitly be incorporated with the present Annual Report, and which
will accordingly accompany it. To the lists of Governments and dis
tricts I have appended complete lists of the villages in those tracts in
immediate proximity to the sea, with which this 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. is most con
cerned. A sketch map has also been compiled, which, though extremely
imperfect, may serve to some extent to illustrate the Report.
His Royal Highness the Hissam-es-Sultaneh having been recalled
from Shiraz has been succeeded by the Motemid-ul-Mulk, Yahya Khan,
who is styled Firman A Persian word meaning a royal order or decree issued by a sovereign, used notably in the Ottoman Empire (sometimes written ‘phirmaund’). -Firma of Fars.
The caravan routes are at present pretty clear of robbers.
I have received very efficient and zealous assistance from the
British Agent at Shiraz, Mirza Hassan Ali Khan,
E stablishments.
Political. —Major Grant having returned from furlough. Lieute
nant Fraser returned to India, and Mr. Edwards reverted to his substan
tive appointment.
Medical. —Surgeon Waters having resigned the Civil Surgeoncy of
Bushire, Surgeon Wall has succeeded him.
Festal. —An arrangement has been effected for receipt and delivery
of letters, &c., at Bahrein, which seems to suffice.
Naval, —Her Majesty's ships Philomel, Daphne, Rifleman, and
Nimble have left the station during the year. Her Majesty's ship Arab
has relieved the Nimble. Her Majesty's ships have, owing to the
political occurrences at Muscat, been almost constantly stationed at
that port.
The I. G. Gun-boat Hugh Rose has been constantly in the Gulf,
and for some time has been usefully engaged in co-operating in carrying
out measures for the inspection of vessels arriving from Busrah.
Slave Trade. —No cases of importation have come to light in the
Gulf. The orders of Government have been made widely known to all
concerned.
(Sd.) E. C. Ross, Lieut.-Col.,
B ushire, ") H. B. M.'s Poltl. Resdt.
The Uh April 1876. ) in ^ Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. .

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Administration report of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. 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. and Muscat Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. for 1875-76, published by Authority at the Foreign Department Press, Calcutta [Kolkata], 1876, and forming part of the Selections from the Records of the Government of India, Foreign Department (no. 128). The administration report is based on reports sent 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 The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. (Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Charles Ross) 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 to the Government of India. The report is preceded by a copy of a letter sent by Captain William Francis Prideaux, 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 The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , to the Officiating Secretary to the Government of India, dated 5 July 1876, which enclosed the submission of the original reports to the Government of India (folio 8).

The report is organised in a number of sections and subsections, as follows:

Part 1: Administration Report for 1875-76 (folios 8-10) signed by Ross, dated 6 April 1876, and arranged under subheadings as follows: General; Petty Chiefdoms (Oman Coast); Bahrain [referred to as Bahrein throughout]; Nejd [Najd] and El Katr or Guttur [Qatar]; the Persian Coast; Bassidore [Bāsa‘īdū]; the Government of Fars and Shiraz; Establishments (political, medical, postal, naval), and the slave trade.

Part 2: Memorandum on the Governments and Districts of Fars for 1875-76 (folios 20-21), signed by Ross, dated April 1876, and arranged under subheadings as follows: I. Behbehan; II. Government of Bushire and districts; III. Government of Lar and Saba; IV. Government of Bunder Abbass [Bandar-e ʻAbbās]; V. Government of Dārāb; VI. Government of Iklid and Ābādeh; a list of governments or districts and collectorates of Fars not included in the six principal governments; Eeliat or nomad tribes of Fars; a list of places on the coast of Persian from Mashoor to Bandar-e ʻAbbās; a number of lists of the coastal ports and villages under different rulers in the different districts in Fars; details of the distance and staging points on the routes from Moghoo to Lar, Lingah [Bandar-e Lengeh] to Lar, Bandar-e ʻAbbās to Lar, and Ferozubad to Kerman through Fasa and Dārāb; a table of the revenue of Fars, supplied by Mirza Hassan Ali Khan, the Agent at Shiraz.

Part 3: Memorandum showing number of Returns accompanying the Trade Report of 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. , Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. (folios 21-44): a series of twenty-seven statistical tables containing data on imports and exports in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. ports of Bushire, Bandar-e Lengeh, Bahrain, and the Arab Coast. There is an index of the statistical tables on folio 21.

Part 4: 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 1875-76 (folios 44-46), prepared by Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Barrett Miles, Her Britannic Majesty’s 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 at Muscat. The report is chiefly a summary of political events over the year in Muscat, with additional, brief summaries: on personnel changes at the Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. ; the slave trade; general trade, with figures for the value of trade exports and imports, expressed in dollars; climate; customs.

Part 5, prepared by Miles (folios 47-53) comprises six statistical tables containing trade data relating to Muscat: average tonnage of vessels entering and leaving the port of Muscat; imports and exports, listed by commodity; and contrasted statements on vessels and imported goods.

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1 volume (48 folios)
Arrangement

The report is arranged into five parts (I-V), each of which is subdivided into a number of smaller sections by headings and subheadings. There is a contents page at the front of the report (folios 6-7), which refers to the report’s internal pagination sequence.

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Foliation: There is a foliation sequence, which is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. It begins on the first folio with text, on number 5, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 53.

Pagination: The volume contains an original typed pagination sequence.

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