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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2525] (1042/1262)

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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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The Convention framed by the Venice Conference of 1892 was ratified Ratifications
by Great Britain on the 2nd of August 1892 and by Turkey on the 13th ^^ n Cotl "
of February 1893. The Turkish ratification took place subient to the
remarkable condition that the Convention should not affect the ordinary
Sanitary Regulations of the Ottoman Empire nor any exceptional
measures which the Turkish Government^ in accordance with the resolu
tions of the Board of Healthy might see fit to adopt in time of epidemic
disease. Persia did not participate in the Conference nor did she adhere
to the Convention.
The seventli epidemic of cholera in Europe^ 1892-95.
In the year of the Venice Conference a severe epidemic of cholera
broke out in India and was carried by land with remarkable rapidity to
Europe, its progress being undoubtedly accelerated by the recently finished
Trans-Caspian railway. The stages by which the disease travelled are
not without interest. Starting from the fair held at Hardwar in India in
March 1892, it reached Kabul on the 19th of April. Herat on the l_st of
May, Mashhad on the 26th of May, Baku on the 18th of June, Hamburg
on the 16th of August, Grangemouth in Scotland on the 19th August,
and New York on the 3lst of August. Outside Russia, where 150,000
persons are known to have perished, and Germany, where a mortality
of over 8,500 was registered at Hamburg, its ravages in Europe
were not serious, and in America it never gained a footing.
Epidemic of cholera in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , 1893.
The year 1893 witnessed a fresh outbreak of cholera in the Persian Turkish
Gulf ; it began, apparently, in Turkish 'Iraq, but in that country it was r I"
not so severe as the epidemic of 1889. The disease made its appeaiance
at Basrah in May and continued there till August, yet the whole number
of deaths at Basrah was estimated at 750 only. About the end of
August the cholera reached Baghdad, bringing the trade of the city
temporarily to a standstill; in October it again disappeared fiom the
Meanwhile, ho we per, the infection had spread from Basrah down both ^ er9;9n
shores of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. . On the Persian side 'Arabistan was attacked
in the month of June, and some loss of life occurred at Muhammareh
and on the upper Karun : nevertheless, during June and July, quaiantme
against Basrah was maintained by the Persian authorities ot the
province. Cholera appeared also in various parts of Pars, especially
upon the Bushehr-Shiraz road, and the village of Ahmadi m Dashtistan
suffered severelv ; but at Bushehr, quarantine having been imposed by sea
in June and by land in September and the wells of the town having been
secured, there was no mortality.

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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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