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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎27] (38/1262)

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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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H. Marine survey1884-1888 .......
{Continued in Period XV, heading R.)
(i) Discovery of Khor Bani Bu 'Ali, 1886 .....
I, Communications, 1884-1888
(i) Abolition in 1886, of the old British overland post between Baghdad
and Damascus
J. Britisli ollicial matters, 1884-1888
{Continued in Period XV, heading 2 )
(i) Arrival in 1887 of the R. I. M. S. " Lawrence " .
{it) Abolition of the Musal Vice-Consulate, 1887 ....
yiii) Jubilee of H. M. Queen Victoria, 1887 .....
1888 to January 1894
A. Continued tension between Britain and Russia, scene being
transferred from Afghanistan to Persia ....
{Continued in Period XVI, heading I,)
B. Persian affairs, 1888-1894 .... . .
{Continued in Period XVI, heading -S.)
(t) Acute rivalry between Britain and Russia in regard to Railway, road
and commercial concessions. See Chapter XI, Period VI, head
ings C (xi) to (xv) and E (n) ... . •
(a) Imperial Bank of Persia established, 1889
C. Turkish affairs and Turco-Persian relations, 1888-1894
{Continued in Period XVI, head
{i) Irrigation schemes in Turkish ^Iraq, 1892 .
{it) Turkish expedition against Qatar, 1893 . . • • •
{Hi) Turkish claims to Muhammerah and interference with navigation on
the Shatt-al-Arab, 1893. See also Period XVI, heading J (iii) .
{iv) The Turkish Fort at Fao, 1890-1894 ...•••
(«) Turkish Consular Agent appointed to Lingeh, but not recognised by
D. Affairs and relations of the West Coast of the Persian
Gulf and of ''Oman, 1888-1894 .... -
{Continued in Period XVI, heading E.)
(r) Turkish pretensions to 'Odaid, Bahrain and ''Oman, resulting in
" Exclusive Agreements " between the British and the Shaikhs
of Trucial 'Oman and Bahrain
{it) French intrigues on the Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. , 1891 ....
{iii) French and Russian intrigues at Masqat followedjby agreement with
Sultan of 1891 whereby latter bound himself and his successor
never to alienate territory in favour of any power but Hi itain
295 PERSIAN GULF The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. .
period xiv.
period xv.
29 S

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎27] (38/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 13 July 2024]

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