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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2205] (722/1262)

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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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APPENDIX 4.
METEOROLOGY AND HEALTH IN THE PERSIAN GULF The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran.
REGION.*
[n the present Appendix, as climatic conditions vary within consider
able limits from one part of the Gulf to another, and as the subject of
meteorology has been dealt with exhaustively in a number of published
authorities, it appears unnecessary to do more than give an outline of
the principal facts.
General Climatology.
The Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. lies almost outside the region of the south-western Absence of
monsoon, and its climate is not much affected by that phenomenon the south-
except indirectly; on the Arabian side, within Ras-al-Hadd, the monsoon western mon-
is not felt at all; while on the opposite or Makran coast the monsoon rains soon •
do not extend further west than Ormarah, and, though the monsoon wind
isnotunfelt to the west of Gwadar, it reaches Jashk in the form only
* The chief sources of information are the following : the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Pilot,
1898, especially the sections " Winds " (pages 5-12), "Climate and Weather " (pages
12-19), and " Health" (page 24) ; the Annual Summaries of the Meteorological
Department of the Government of India, containing abstracts of the observations
recorded at their stations at Masqat, Manamah (Bahrain), Kuwait, Basrah, Baghdad,
Muhammareh, Biishehr, and Jashk .; a collection of reports, dealing with climate
and weather from the point of view of military operations, forming enclosures to
a letter No. 798, dated 21st April 1907, from the Eesident in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. to
the Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign Department, and dealing
with Masqat, Bahrain, Kuwait, Northern 'Arabistan, Southern 'Arabistan, Bushehr
and Bandar 'Abbas; an article. Climatology of Southern and Western Asia,
by Mr. W. L. Dallas of the Meteorological Department of the Government of India
in the proceedings of the Chicago Congress of August 1893, Meteorological Section,
pages 672-686 ; and a lecture on Weather and Warfare, delivered by the same
ttnderthe auspices of the United Service Institution of India and contained in the
Journal of the Institution for October 1904, pages 334-347; Remarks on the Climate
of mshire in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Administration Eeport for 1877-78, and remarks
under the head " Observatory " in the same for 1880-81, both by Colonel E. C. Eoss,
Resident in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. ; and an article. Medical Topography of Muscat,
J Surgeon A. S. G. Jayakar, in the Administration Report for 1876-77. Informa-
wn regarding the climate of particular tracts and localities, in some cases with
special re f erence health, will be found in the following articles in the Geographical
wime of this Gazetteer: 44 'Oman Sultanate" (page 1388), " Dhufar District"
(P a ge 443), <f Trucial 'Oman" (page 1431), f< Bahrain Principality" (pages 236-7).

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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:

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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