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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 United Kingdom and India supply over 75% of the imports, and
take over 50% of the exports. In 1911-12 the other chief importers were
Belgium, France, Germany, and Turkey, while the chief exporters were
thma, Germany, Turkey and Egypt.
In 1911 German trade flourished considerably on account of the freight
rebates which the German-subsidized ships were able to offer for exporting
?n^\o MeSSrS * Wonckhaus and Company shipped 11,500 tons of grain in
1011-12 against 9,500 shipped by all British firms.
The following steamship lines call at the port:—
The West Hartlepool Company (Messrs. Weir and Sons.)
Messrs. Strick and Company.
Hamburg-Amerika Company.
British India Steam Navigation Company.
Anglo-Algerian Steamship Company.
Bucknail Steamship Lines, Limited.
Bombay and Persia Steamship Navigation Company.
Arab Steamship Lines, Limited.
Russian Company of Shipping and Commerce.
Bushire is the head-quarters of the Governor of the Gulf Ports, who is
appointed directly from Tehran. The Peninsula is also under his juris
diction, though in 1908 he farmed the land revenue of the Peninsula
to the Katkhuda of Rishahr for 500-600 turnons a year, and the latter
maintained 35 to 40 armed men to act as police in the villages. The
Persian Foreign office is represented by a Karguzar.
In 1912 the revenue collecting was taken over by the Imperial Persian
Gulf Customs under Belgian management. This Customs Administration
was started in 1903. The principal oflioe 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. is in Bushire.
Revenue.—irx 1911 the revenue for Bushire and Rishahr was £2 973,
and m 1912 it was assessed at £1,983. The Gulf ports are supposed to* pay
£13,766 annually, but actually only pay about half that sum.
Customs.—In 1910-11 the Customs receipts were £52,357, a decrease of
£ 9,000 from the previous year, and of more than £7,000 from that of 1907-
OS, due to insecurity of roads and disorder in Fars. In 1911-12, the re
turns indicated a considerable increase, in spite of the chaos in South Persia,
due possibly to improved administration: the receipts from Bushire were
£96,503. In 1911-12 the expenditure out of customs for salaries, “ navy ”
quarantine, and pay of Governor amounted to £32,938.
Law .—There are no regular tribunals. Civil disputes are ordinarily
settled by the ecclesiastical authorities. British subjects are amenable to
the laws of India, for which purpose British Consuls have magisterial
powers, and the Resident the powers of a high court.
Quarantine .—The British Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Surgeon is Port Health Officer, and
the penalties for infraction of the quarantine regulations are enforced by
the Customs authorities.
Foreign Representation .—Great Britain is represented by a Consul-General
who is also British 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 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. . He has two
Assistants of the Indian Political Service : the first assistant is Consul at

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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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