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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2118] (635/1262)

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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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concluded between Russia and Persia whereby the former power obtained
a right to employ two engineers and three signallers on the Masliliad-
Sistan line; and to link the telegraphs of Persia with those of Trans-
Caspia. By 1905 the number of Russian signallers on the Mashliad-
Sistan line had risen to thirteen^ and the Russian technical staff had,
with the consent of the Shah^ virtually taken it under their charge.
The British Government did not fail to protest against the Eussification
of this line^ and their opposition was so far successful that a few Britisli
signallers were placed on it, at Birjand, Turbat-i-Haidari, etc.
Mutual opposition of Britain and Russia in local matters in Persia,
1896-1905.
Bussian and
French acti-
rity in the
Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran.
and Britisli
counterac
tive raeasures,
1895-190?.
Russian
activity in
Eastern
TV e pass now to manifestations and consequences of Anglo-
rivalry in Persia which were more local in their character than those
considered above.
A field in which Russia displayed an almost feverish activity,
and in which France also made a transient appearance at her side, was
that of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. . The Russian and French proceedings in that
quarter during the decade ending in 1905, together with the counter
active measures adopted there by Britain ; are fully described in the
chapter on the general history of the Gulf, to which it will be convenient
at this u point to refer. They were among the. most important of all the
developments of the period.
It may be added here that, outside the region of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran.
proper, steps were taken to strengthen the British political position i 11
the Gulf, by the establishment in January 1903 of a permanent Britisli
Consulate at Kirman, under an officer of the Indian Political Depart
ment, but at the joint expense of His Majesty^s Government and of the
Government of India, in place of makeshift arrangements which tad
existed since 1893 j by the institution of a British Consulate at Shnaz^
in November 1903, under a member of the Levant A geographical area corresponding to the region around the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Consular Service i 11
substitution for the previously existing Native Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. ; and by
appointment of a Native Agent Non-British agents affiliated with the British Government. of the British Government at Bamp^
in 1901. The official last mentioned, however, in deference to
objections, was shortly removed to Kirman and remained there unti
1904, when he was stationed at Bam.
In 1889 a Rusian Consul-General had been appointed at M as ^
and a British Consul-General, to whose staff a Military Attach 6

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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)
Arrangement

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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