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Coll 30/9 'Persian Gulf: Administration Reports 1926-1938' [‎314v] (633/1028)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (510 folios). It was created in 19 May 1927-14 Nov 1939. 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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ground at tho villag© of Timm Rasas. The Islanders proved abstinate as to the
making of any agreement, but by the end of the year had grown accustomed to the
visits of flying boats, and when the Air Vice-lVlarshal made his flight to Dhofar
(see paragraph 33) petrol was dumped at Umm Rasas and not interfered with.
24. Gwadur —The post of the British Agent, Gwadur, was held thoughout
the year by Sultan Khan, Military pensioner.
Affairs remained normal during the year except for the murder of a Khoja,
one Ghulam Ali, son of Karam Ali, which occurred on the 15th February. Infor
mation of the murder was received by wire from the British Agent, Gwadur, on
the 16th February, and the Hon’ble 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. was communicated with.
Under arrangement with the Senior Naval Officer a sloop arrived at Muscat on the
morning of the 18th February, embarked Shaikh Zubair, the Muscat State Minister
of Justice, 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. , and landed the party at Gwadur on the 19th.
Shaikh Zubair 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. , sitting as a combined Court of Enquiry,
instituted an exhaustive investigation which lasted from the 19tK23rd February
during wliich over 30 witnesses were closely examined, and the scene of the crime
was frequently visited. The murdered man had been discovered on the morning of
the 16th February in his shop, which was also his home, with his throat cut. He
was last seen alive on the previous evening. No evidence was forthcoming to bring
the murderer, or murderers, to light, nor to throw suspicion in any particular
direction. The Khoja community expressed their gratitude for the promptness
and thoroughness with which the enquiry had been conducted,
25. Towards the end of the year, at the suggestion of 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. and
with the cooperation of the Slate, a Standing Khoja-Baluch Committee was ini
tiated at Gwadur. Its raison d'etre is on special occasions to assist the Wali and
the British Agent to beep the peace between the Khoja and Baluch communities
in the event of any unfortunate incident arising between them, and on ordinary
occasions to assist as far as possible in the settling of Khoja-Baluch civil disputes
in an amicable manner out of Court,
26. Missionary Work. —Missionary activity was represented throughout the
year by Rev. D. Dykstra and family, Dr. (Miss) Hosmon and Dr. and Mrs. W. H.
Storm of the Dutch Reformed Church of the United States of America. In May
Mrs. Storm died in India.
27. In March Dr. Storm visited Wadi A seasonal or intermittent watercourse, or the valley in which it flows. Muawil, Nakhal, Jabel Akhdar and
Rustak, At Muawil he is said to have performed 20 operations two of which proved
fatal. These places are outside the jurisdiction of the Muscat State and he visited
them in spite of the Council of Ministers 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. accepting no
responsibility for his safety.
With the sanction of the Council Dr. (Miss) Hosmon accompanied by Mrs.
Dykstra and an Indian nurse visited Sohar, Saham and Khaburah.
A good deal of material has been imported and the building operations of a
hospital at Matrah are proceeding.
28. Visits of Government officials. —13th-15th February—The Hon’ble Lieute
nant-Colonel H. V. Biscoe, 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. , accompanied by
his Secretary Captain J. R. L. Bradshaw and the 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 Major
H. J. M. Symons, M.C., I.M.S.
29. 28th Febiuary-lst March—Air Vice-Marshal E. R. Ludlow-Hewitt, C.B.,
C.M.G., D.S.O., M.C., accompanied by his staff and other officers.
30. 20th-25th May—Captain C. G. Prior, 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. , Bahrain.
31. 12th-16th December.—The Hon’ble Lieutenant-Colonel H. V. Biscoe,
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. , Captain R. G. Alban, Under Secretary to 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. , Mr. J. Croning, Confidential Assistant to 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. , Air Vice-Marshal Ludlow-Hewitt, Air Officer
Commanding, Iraq, Mr. Baggalay, 2nd Secretary to the Legation at Tehran,
32. Visits of H. M. Ships. —The following Ships of War and Royal Indian
Marine Ships visited Muscat during the year :•—
II. M. S. “ Folkestone ” .. 12th January, 13th February, 6th, 18 th and
24th March, 20th April, 23rd June, 1st
July, 23rd August.

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This volume contains copies of the annual 'Administration Reports of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. ' prepared by the Political 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. in Bushire and printed at the Government of India Press in New Delhi for the years 1926-1938.

These annual reports are divided up into a number of separate reports for different geographical areas, usually as follows:

These separate reports are themselves broken down into a number of sub-sections including the following:

  • Visitors
  • British interests
  • Foreign Interests
  • Local Government
  • Military
  • Communications
  • Trade Developments
  • Slavery

The reports are all introduced by a short review of the year written 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. .

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1 volume (510 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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The foliation sequence commences at the inside front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 512. These numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located at the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

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