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'Annual Report on the Administration of the Persian Gulf Political Residency and Muscat Political Agency for the Year 1874-75.' [‎51r] (9/46)

The record is made up of 23 folios. It was created in 1875. 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 MUSCAT POLITICAL AGENCY An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. FOR THE YEAR 1874-75.
and difficult route via Shiraz to Bushire, seems to be as far off inception
as ever. A small river steam-boat plies for some distance up the river,
but does not pay very well as the traffic is purely local.
In Behbehan, Deshtestan, Congoon, Charek, Maghoo, and Bunder
Abbass nothing- worthy of note has occurred. Lingah has a new Gov
ernor in the young Ali bin Khaleefa, son of the late Chief Sheikh Kha-
leefa, who died last October. Too young to take much on himself, he
is necessarily guided by the advice of his father's councillors. Every
thing has gone on satisfactorily at the British statipn of Bassidore on the
Island of Kishm where Assistant Surgeon Abdool Raheem still resides.
The health of the infantry detachment quartered there has been good.
A coal depot is maintained, and Government vessels occasionally call to
replenish stock.
Town and district of Bushire.
The town and district still remain under the charge of Prince Assad-
Oollah Mirza, who is subordinate to the Governor-General of Fars. To
wards the close of 1874 serious apprehensions were entertained owing to
the unusual drought thnt famine would again make its appearance, and
the Persian authorities at once imposed an interdict on the exportation of
grain. Fortunately, however, rain came at last and all fears of scarcity
have been allayed. During the summer the Governor repaired to the
cooler climate of Shiraz, and the duties of his office were conducted
during his absence by his son. In January Prince Assad-Oollah Mirza
proceeded into the district on his annual tour to collect revenue.
The relations of the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. with the Prince both officially and
socially have been most satisfactory, and his co-operation and support
when necessary can always be relied on.
At Bushire, as well as at other large towns, a " Box of Justice" for
the reception of petitions from all classes of the people has been
established. The petitions deposited in it being transmitted direct to
the Shah. It remains to be seen whether the results of this well meant
measure will be eventually satisfactory.
A still more popular measure adopted by the Shah's command at
Bushire was the 1 1 "'' " '
Bushire.
abolition of octroi duty on fruit and vegetables at
Postal.
Postal arrangements are generally satisfactory, but the establish
ment of a Post Office at Bahrein seems advisable. The mail steamers
calling there only once a month has been found inconvenient. A weekly
mail service has now been working for some time at most of the
Gulf ports, and the increased facilities thereby afforded for correspond
ence are duly appreciated.
Slave-trade.
There is no reason to doubt that the humane exertions of Govern
ment towards the suppression of slave traffic have been attended with
satisfactory results. Towards the close of 1874 a vessel carrying eight
or ten slaves destined for one 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. ports was reported to

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Annual Report on the Administration 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 Muscat Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. for the Year 1874-75 , printed at the Foreign Department Press, Calcutta, 1875.

The report consists of a number of subsections, as follows:

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23 folios
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The report is arranged in sub-sections, those relating to the Bushire Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. appearing first, those related to the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. at Muscat appearing second. There is a table of contents (folio 48) that gives page references.

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'Annual Report on the Administration of the Persian Gulf Political Residency and Muscat Political Agency for the Year 1874-75.' [‎51r] (9/46), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/V/10/680, ff 47-69, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/get-highlighted-words/81055/vdc_100023882947.0x00006c> [accessed 19 November 2019]

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