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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2042] (559/1262)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (1165 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English and Arabic. 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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a written agreement conferring on a Russian Company, not specified
the option of undertaking any railways in Persia of which the construe'
tion might be resolved on during the next five years, during whick
period no other company should be granted permission to construct
railways. About the same time, as already mentioned, Britain secured
priority in regard to railway construction in the South of Persia. In
November 1890 there was substituted for this agreement another by
Which all railway construction in Persia, with one immaterial exception,
Was interdicted for the following ten years, and in which the question
was treated as one exclusively between Russia and Persia.
As, with the exception of a Belgian line six miles in length, opened
in July 1888 and connecting Tehran with Shah 'Abdul 'Azim, no
Railway has as yet been Constructed in Persia, the importance of these
hiauoeuvres by Russia and of the counteractive measlires taken bj
Britain cannot be properly rated ; but the facts show that Russia regard
ed with alarm the commercial methods introduced into the struggle for
influence by the Reiiter Concession of 1872, and that she feilt a policy
of obstruction to be the one most conducive to maintenance of ber
Relations of France and other European powers with. Persia, 1848-"
Muhammad Shah's French officers mostly lett Persia about 1850^
as has been already mentioned; and a later body of French military
instructors, who made their appearance in Persia in 1859, remained only
until 1861. In 1855 a perpetual Treaty of Friendship and Commerce
Was concluded between Persia and France j and thereafter, with tbe
exception of certain abortive engineering and mercantile schemes i 11
'Arabistan, feW traces are found of French activity or interest in Persia
until 1895, in which year the French Government obtained an exclusive
and permanent right, throughout the whole of Persia > of searching &
objects of antiquarian interest*
Treaties of Commerce, of Friendship and Commerce, or of Comm^ ce
and Navigation were concluded at various dates between 1856 and 18^
between Persia and the United States of America, Austria-Hungary, the
Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden and Norway, Denmark, Greece, Itaty

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This volume is Volume I, Part II (Historical) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.

Part II contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914, 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (pags v-viii), and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (ix-cxxx). These are also found in Volume I, Part IA of the Gazetteer (IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1).

Part II consists of three chapters:

  • 'Chapter X. History of ’Arabistān' (pages 1625-1775);
  • 'Chapter XI. History of the Persian Coast and Islands' (pages 1776-2149);
  • 'Chapter XII. History of Persian Makrān' (pages 2150-2203).

The chapters are followed by nineteen appendices:

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1 volume (1165 pages)

Volume I, Part II is arranged into chapters that are sub-divided into numbered periods covering, for example, the reign of a ruler or regime of a Viceroy, or are arbitrarily based on outstanding land-marks in the history of the region. Each period has been sub-divided into subject headings, each of which has been lettered. The appendices are sub-divided into lettered subject headings and also contain numbered annexures, as well as charts. Both the chapters and appendices have further subject headings that appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally througout the volume at the bottom of the page which provide further details and references. A 'Detailed Table of Contents' for Part II and the Appendices is on pages cii-cxxx.

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The foliation sequence is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. It begins on the first folio with text, on number 879, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 1503.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2042] (559/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 1 March 2024]

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