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'DIARY OF A TOUR IN THE PERSIAN GULF AND IN TURKISH ARABIA, DECEMBER, 1906 (WITH MAP)' [‎5r] (9/106)

The record is made up of 53 folios. It was created in 1907. 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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Tracte.
General.
Game.
pression at Shiraz. In summer the Russian
Consul, M. Andie Miller, and his Secretary,
M. Boris Miller, come to Shiraz from Bu-
shire. There is no relationship between the
two. The former used to be in Seistan
and is reputed to be an exceedingly clever
man.
With regard to trade Herr Heinicke said
that two Russian firms, one at Shiraz and
one at Bushire, had lately been obliged
to give up business. They were not able
to compete with English piece-goods. The
majority of so-called Russian firms are in
reality composed of Armenians from the
Caucasus. They have no commercial in
tegrity and do much damage to Russian
trade. This fact is recognized by the Rus
sian representatives. The Standard Oil
Company is now underselling Russian oil.
Only well-established firms with a large
capital are able to engage in import trade.
There was a heavy fall of snow on the
Pir-i-San Pass between Bushire and Shiraz
early in November. There is plenty of
fruit of all kinds at Shiraz. The poor
people live on it. The Arab tribes come
into Shiraz occasionally; the Arab women
make carpets. Droves of horses graze
round the marshes near Shiraz; 400 to 500
mares are to be seen there. The average
price of a horse is from 100 to 150 rupees,
the cost of marching to Bushire 30 rupees,
and the cost of shipment to Bombay 35
rupees.
Snipe and duck are to be seen close to
Shiraz and within six hours of the town
good ibex and moufflon shooting can be
obtained. Fallow deer are to be seen at
Shuster, and snipe, duck, noubarah and
partridge at Muhammerah. Herr Heinicke
did not believe the report about lions
being seen near Ahwaz.

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Wilfrid Malleson, Diary of a Tour 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 in Turkish Arabia (Simla: Government Monotype Press, 1907). This is the diary of a tour 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 Turkish Arabia by Lieutenant-Colonel Wilfrid Malleson, 7th-29th December, 1906. It describes his journey 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. from Muscat to Basra, Muhammerah [Khorramshahr], and onto Baghdad, including periods in quarantine stations as well as the competing shipping lines, types of boats, date trade, and life in Baghdad. Includes his description of life in Muscat for the British Consul and encounters with German and Russian diplomats.

Includes 53 annotated photographs (ff 23-50) of the journey including views of Baghdad, Basra, Ctesiphon, and Musandam as well as two maps (ff 51-52).

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53 folios
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Folios 3- 14 are the written diary of the tour. Folio 23 has two prints (Muscat harbour; the telegraph station and post office at Fao. Folios 24-50 are photographs. Folio 51 is a map of the entrance to 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. , folio 52 is a map 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. .

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Foliation: The foliation sequence commences at the front cover and terminates at the inside back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio (except for f 52, where the folio number is located on the verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. ). Pagination: The volume also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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