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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2145] (662/1262)

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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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and the Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Surgeon as Vice-Consul.
At the end of 1904 a Vice-Consul of the Levant A geographical area corresponding to the region around the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Consular Service
^a g attached to the Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. at Bushehr, as an aid to the Resident
in commercial matters.
In 1905 the Resident was supplied with a Second Assistant,
but provisionally, the question of creating a Second Assistantship
beino'then under consideration. The officer attached to Major Cox's
staff in these circumstances was Lieutenant C. H.Gabriel, I. A., who
W as shortly after received as a probationer into the Political Department
of the Grovernment of India, and was succeeded by Lieutenant R. L.
Birdwood, LA
In 1904 it was arranged that on expiry of the contracts of service
of the men serving in the Residents mounted escort, formed in 1863,
their place should be taken by troopers of Indian cavalry, supplied
in the same manner as the guards allotted to the British Consulates in
Persia generally in that year t
In accordance with a suggestion made by the Chief Manager of
the Imperial Bank of Persia in 1903, the Government of India
Treasury at Bushehr was abolished with effect from the 1st April 1905
and the monetary transactions of the Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. transferred to
the'local branch of the Bank. The object of this measure was to in
crease the credit and prestige of the Imperial Bank of Persia, a British
interest, and the charge was accompanied by a condition that no
charge should be made bv the Bank except for actual expenditure in
packings insuring, and forwarding specie.
In May 1905 telephonic communication was established between
the British Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. building in Bushehr town and the Residents
country house at Sabzabad, distant from it six miles. The Persian
Government had consented in 1891 to the erection of a telegraph
between the two, and it was not considered necessary to consult them
in regard to the substitution of a telephone for the telegraph which
bad not been erected.
It having been decided that a British Consulate should be established
at Shiraz in place of the Native Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. hitherto maintained, Mr. G.
Grahame of the Levant A geographical area corresponding to the region around the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Consular Service was nominated to the post in
% 1903 and assumed charge of his duties in November of the same
year. Although the new Consulate was placed under the superintend-
^ceofthe British Legation at Tehran and not of the Bushehr Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. ,
it was arranged that the new appointment should not interfere with
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Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India.
mo anted
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1904
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matters
connected
with the
Bushehr
Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. ,
1905.
British re
presentation
at Shiraz,
1903.

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Content

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:

Extent and format
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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