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The record is made up of 1 volume (88 folios). It was created in 1913. 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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The present population is about 15,000. It is composed of extremely
heterogeneous elements, but it is predominately Persian. The following
are the most important of the classes represented :—
Bushirls ..
.. 5,000
.. 1,000
.. 1,000
.. 1,000
Shlrazis ..
Dashtis ..
Other Orientals.
Jews •• .. ..600
Armenians .. .. .. 33
Goanese .. .. .. 20
Baghdad Muhammadans .. 20
Baghdad Giristians .. .. is
British .. .. .. 37
Eurasians .. .. .. iq
French, Russians, Belgians, etc 18
As a whole the population are physically well-developed and mentally
quick and intelligent; but their naturally well-bred manners conceal an
unreliable and ungrateful disposition, and they are inclined to be uncivil
to foreigners, though less so than formerly. In 1912 the population was
said to be quite friendly to the British Indian troops, whom they came
to look upon as protectors from raiding bands.
The language usually spoken by the inhabitants is broken Persian, not
a quarter of the people speaking pure Persian. English is more used than
Bushire is still the chief gateway of foreign trade in Southern Persia.
Local trade is conducted in the bazars, which are situated on the east side
of the town ; the principal of these is clean, roofed in, and some 211 yards
in length. In all there are about 600 shops.
The only bank is the Imperial Bank of Persia. The following European
firms have depots in Bushire; chiefly for the sale of piece-goods
Messrs. Gray, Paul and Company 'l
Messrs. Ziegler and Company
Messrs. Coddington and Lamb
Messrs. Dixon and Company ^ British.
Messrs. Malcolm and Company |
Messrs. Sassoon and Company j
Messrs. Charles I Sassoon and Company J
Russian Steam Navigation Company
Messrs. Wonckhaus and Company (German.)
The trade of Bushire for the last few years has been as follows :—
1906-07. 1907-08. 1908-09. 1909-10. 1910-11. 1911-12.
Imports .. £803,842 £1,052,043 £793,405 £717,091 £075,014 £932,531.
Exports .. .. .. .. £400,892 £348,950 £009,020.
Much of the Bushire trade had been deflected to Arabistan, hence the
gradual decrease, up to 1911.

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The volume consists of corrections to the Gazetteer of Persia Volume III (1910 Edition). This volume was produced in 1913 (4th series) by the General Staff, India.

The gazetteer includes entries on villages, towns, administrative divisions, districts, provinces, tribes, halting-places, religious sects, mountains, hills, streams, rivers, springs, wells, dams, passes, islands and bays. The entries provide details of latitude, longitude, and elevation for some places, and information on history, communications, agriculture, produce, population, health, water supply, topography, climate, military intelligence, coastal features, ethnography, trade, economy, administration and political matters.

Printed at the Government Monotype Press, Simla.

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1 volume (88 folios)

The entries are arranged in alphabetical order from front to back, with cross-references where required.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 88; these numbers are printed or in pencil, 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. The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers.

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