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‘Administration report of the Persian Gulf Political Residency and Muscat Political Agency for 1891-92’ [‎152v] (10/55)

The record is made up of 1 volume (27 folios). It was created in 1892. 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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ADMINISTRATION REPORT ON THE PERSIAN GULF The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. POLITICAL
Muhammed bin Abdullah bin Hasan was appointed the first Turkish Con
sular Agent at Lingah.
No changes of importance took place among the minor Governors of
districts.
In May 1891 the Il-Khani was placed in charge of the Kashkais, Darab
Khan, the former Il-Begi, dying the following month. The Il-Khani did not
long survive him, and died in January last; the headship has since been con
ferred on Nasr-ullah Khan. It was supposed that the Government in.
tended dividing the tribe into four sections and appointing a Ketkhoda for each,
but this has not been done. Husein Khan Baharloo having escaped from the
fort of Jerash whence he was imprisoned, began raiding the villages of Darab
and Easa, many robberies being also committed near Shiraz by men of the
Baharloo tribe. A force was sent against him from Shiraz, and a portion of it
deserted to him, but he was eventually captured and taken to Shiraz, where he
still is.
In December 1891 a disturbance took place on board the British India
Steam Navigation Company’s S.S. Kilwa from Bushire to Lingah, some Arab
syces attacking the officers of the ship. She fortunately overtook H.M.S.
Redbj'ea&t, whose commander sent an armed party on board and removed the
ringleaders who were afterwards tried at Bombay and punished.
In January 1891 a bugalow owned by British ‘Indian subjects anchored
near Kishm, the greater portion of the crew going ashore. During their
absence $528 and $1,070 were stolen. The Persian authorities on receipt of a
complaint suspected the Arab crew of a boat belonging to Hanriyeh on the
pirate coast. They were arrested and sent to Bushire. After some delay the
case was referred to the Shara Court at Lingah which acquitted the prisoners,
so they were released and their property was returned to them. It was after
wards asserted, apparently not without reason, that some of the crew of the
bugalow were the thieves.
In spite of an excellent harvest in the plain country the export of grain,
from Ears and its ports was prohibited in June last, but all contracts entered
into before the passing of the order were allowed to be carried out.
An attempt was made by the customs farmer to levy ground rent on goods
detained more than fifteen days in the custom-house, but it met with strenuous
opposition from the merchants of Shiraz, and had to be abandoned.
The prohibition against the importation of arms and ammunition into
Persian territory was reiterated in July last, a large trade in rifles for sale in the
interior having been apparently discovered by the Persian Government.
The native merchants at Shiraz started an opposition to the Imperial Bank
of Persia, but without any prejudicial effect on the Bank.
Strong opposition having been manifested in various quarters, chiefly by
the Mollahs, to the tobacco concession, it was withdrawn by the Persian Gov
ernment in December 1891.
In consequence of reports of cholera at Mecca, quarantine was imposed on
arrivals from the Hedjaz and Yemen. A quarantine station was established,
and cargo from Jedda was fumigated. Eortunately the epidemic did not visit
Bushire.
Influenza and small-pox were very prevalent in the island of Kishm, and
many deaths occurred.
Locusts have appeared in large numbers in Kirman and other parts. The
crops in the plain districts have been very poor, and the price of grain has risen;
it will probably do so much more, and the general outlook is gloomy.

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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 1891-92, 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 The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. 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 150-153) written by Adelbert Cecil Talbot, 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. , Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. and divided up as follows:

1. Oman-Muscat Coast, general summary of political, trade and military developments along the coast over the previous year.

2. Oman Pirate Coast, gives summary of relations between the various ruling families on the coast including political, trade and military matters.

3. Bahrain, summary of events in Bahrain during the previous year; records an influenza outbreak and an excellent date crop. Matters related to the pearl trade are also discussed briefly.

4. El Hasa, reports the arrival of the new Ottoman Mutasarif (Governor) Said Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. and notes that diarrhoea and influenza were rife during the previous year, resulting in many deaths.

5. El Katif [Al Qatif], notes that piracy has been rife and a general feeling of insecurity has prevailed during the previous year. Also notes introduction of new land laws by Turkish [Ottoman] authorities and that small-pox was prevalent at El Katif.

6. Nejd, reports that the Al Saood [Al Saud] family appear to have finally lost control of the Nejd region to the Al Rashid dynasty of Jabal Shammar.

7. El Katr, reports that Jasim bin Thani continues to disobey the Turkish [Ottoman] authorities and gives an account of recent tribal fighting in the area.

8. Persian Arabistan, general summary of political, trade and military developments in the region over the previous year. Notes that Talbot visited Ahwaz accompanied by Captain Kemball in January.

9. Fars and Persian Coast, general summary of political, trade and military developments along the coast over the previous year. Mentions prevalence of influenza and small-pox on the island of Kishm and the appearance of large numbers of locusts in Kirman.

10. Persian Baluchistan, summary of political developments in the region. Also notes destructive presence of locusts around Charbar and Geah in July 1891.

11. Slave Trade, summary of the status of slave traffic in the region.

12. Royal Navy Vessels, records arrival and subsequent departure from the Gulf of H.M.S Redbreast and the replacement of Commander Hart-Dyke of the H.M.S Sphinx as Senior Naval Officer, Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. with Commander Streeton of the H.M.S Brisk .

13. Political Appointments, reports that there were no changes in 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. officials and that in September 1891, Surgeon-Major Ross was succeeded by Surgeon-Captain Duke as 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.

14. Observatory, points to Appendix A containing the results of daily weather observations in a tabular statement.

Part 1 also contains the following appendix (folios 154-155): Appendix A, Table showing Force and Prevailing Directions of Winds and recorded Rainfall at Bushire for the year 1891-92.

Part 2, is an Administration Report of the Muscat Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. and Consulate for the year 1891-92 (folio 156) written by Atmarim Sadashiv Jayakar, In Charge Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. , Muscat. The report provides a summary of political and military developments in Muscat throughout the past year.

Part 3, is a Report on the Trade of Southern Persia and the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. for the year 1891 (folios 157-158r) written by Adelbert Cecil Talbot, 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. , Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. . The report contains details regarding the types and quantities of imports and exports in the region. Appendix A to Part 3 (folios 158v-165) contains 25 tabular charts related to all aspects of trade in the region.

Part 4, is a Muscat Trade Report written by Atmarim Sadashiv Jayakar, In Charge Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. , Muscat (folios 166-171). The report contains a number of detailed tables related to trade to/from Muscat.

Part 5, is a Report on the Trade of Mohammerah for the Year 1891 (folios 172-174). The report contains a description of the state of trade in Mohammerah and several tabular charts regarding imports and exports to/from Mohammerah and the surrounding region.

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1 volume (27 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 149) which list the report's contents.

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