This is a 1987 edition of the 1904 report written by M.S.H. McArthur on conditions in the Sultanate (and then-British protectorate) of Brunei. It is a detailed survey of government, administration, and social and economic conditions in the Sultanate, written to the end of informing British administration in Brunei. It predates the establishment of the Residency by two years. This edition was published in the Monographs in International Studies Southeast Asia Series, with a preface, annotations and supplementary materials by A.V.M. Horton.